Purchased from a collector in Europe, this exceptional mid 19th century Asparagus plate has fantastic color. Scalloped rim with a country basket weave design on a wide yellow border surrounds the center with lettuce and asparagus, in raised relief, a sauce well in the center for butter or mayonaise. The tips of the asparagus are bright Purple, the stalks have been whimsically decorated by the painter with bright purple spots. Thickly potted, this is in 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, and glazed in the mid 1800's. French Barbotine pieces are most prized. If you have a love for Artichauts et Asperges, display this as part of your collection, don't miss the chance to own this heirloom quality piece. Of note, a small chip on the edge, shown, and that fabulous craquelure you want to see on pieces of this age, mid 1800's.