Set of 6 19th century French majolica asparagus plates from the Salins-Les-Bains region, c.1875. Blue scalloped edges outside a yellow basketweave moulded band frame the plates. In the centre against a turquoise ground are moulded asparagus stems lying on a leaf. Each has a dipped well to the side for butter or sauce.
Painted model number 75 to the reverse and referenced in Artichauts et Asperges en Barbotine by Maryse Bottero, page 72.
They measure 24cm / 9 1/2" wide and 3cm / 1 1/4" deep.
Condition is very good overall. One has a short stable hairline to the edge and a chip to the footrim and one other has a hairline just across the footrim. This plate also has 2 small pieces of excess clay to the front. The faults are shown in the later photos. Otherwise, the surfaces of the plates are finely crazed as is usual and there is some discolouration in places.
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