Beautiful, large antique Sarreguemines faience pottery serving platter decorated with a bold cobalt blue and yellow pattern resembling tiles. It is marked on the back with Sarreguemines in cursive script with an 'U & C' overlay (for Utzschneider & Cie), the mark used in the 1875 - 1900 period. It also is marked with the pattern name Cluny. Sarreguemines was, for 200 years, a family-owned faiencerie, founded around the time of the French Revolution. The town of Sarreguemines was annexed by Germany for almost 50 years, between 1871 and 1918 (taken after the Franco Prussian War and returned after World War I). This decorative and historic piece is perfect to display in a French Country / Provincial style dining room, kitchen wall or vaisselier. In good used condition with imperfections typical of this kind of pottery, including crazing, stains, light scratches and chip to underside foot (not visible from the front, see last photo). Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 17" by 13.4" by 1.4" (43.5 cm by 34 cm by 3.5 cm) approximately.