Exceptional Antique Keller and Guerin Luneville Asparagus plate, purchased from a collector in Europe. This decorative plates features a scalloped rim with a country basket weave design on a wide yellow border. Lettuce and asparagus, in raised relief, flank the sauce well in the center. The tips of the asparagus are bright Purple. Excellent age related condition, beautiful to display in your French Country dining room hutch, so stunning with vivid glazing and vibrant colors. Individually molded, hand painted, then glazed, each is unique.
The Luneville factory was founded in 1730. Wonderful condition, a thickly well potted piece. Asparagus were highly prized, a luxurious delicacy in 19th century France, their presentation was considered important, and a way to reflect the status of the hostess. French Barbotine pieces are among the most prized.
If you have a love for Artichauts et Asperges, display this as part of your prized collection, don't miss the chance to own this heirloom quality plate. Of note, that fabulous craquelure you want to see on pieces of this age, mid 1800's.