French s/8 Barbotine Fruit plates
“This lovely set of 9 French Fruit serving Plates and Platter are made by Sarreguemines. The 8 plates are nicely embossed with leaves and various fruits, so is the Platter. There are collectors world wide for Sarreguemines and this set will not disappoint. In grand condition, each Plate has a dia of 19.3cm, the Platter has a dia of 30cm and the set of 9 weighs 3519 grms. Postage from France included.
The reputation of the faience of Sarreguemines requires no further endorsement. In two centuries time the small family venture, established during the French Revolution, has gone a long way. Admirers of the lively and colourful pieces can be found all over the world. Paul Utzschneider and Paul de Geiger, real artists, have brought the small city to the top of the earthenware industry: from the 19th century Sarreguemines has provided the whole world with a vast collection of earthenware, vases, decorative flower pots, wall frescos, chimneys, and so on.
Postage is getting dearer and unfortunately a big chunk of the sell price goes to the postal services. It is always better to club items so the freight can be combined. Let me know if you are interested in more than one item and I will re-calculate the freight for you.”