Majolica/Barbotine Strawberry Plate, from France


This 8 ¾" plate from France is decorated in the style known as majolica or barbotine, interchangeable terms which mean the piece was decorated with slip. The wet clay is piped onto the surface to be decorated so that it forms a raised design.

This piece's only mark is a number on the underside. I've seen similar, almost identical pieces attributed to Portieux Vallerysthal (probably more well known for their glassmaking) as well as Sarreguemines. This may be from neither since it's impossible to ascertain without more information.


I am not able to see any chips or cracks when examining the surface with a loupe.

There are areas of roughness on the plate's underside where the glaze did not take.

There are areas on the surface design, which have wear owing to use. These can be seen as bisque-colored spots where the glaze has worn off. This is more likely to happen with a raised design.

There is marked crazing on the surface design as well as on the underside.

Please examine the photos carefully and do let me know if you need more as I'll be happy to oblige.

Please note the placemat is not included in the sale.

Thank you for looking.

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