Longwy Pottery Plate with Scenes of Bowling and Dancing circa 1885

This charming plate has whimsical scenes of various village characters at an outdoor celebration with bowling and dancing. Some of the details are amusing, such brawling, a man on donkey upsetting the bowling, and a woman hitting a man with her broom. Two dogs are also observing the action, and what seems to be some men answering a call of nature.

Additional color has been added over the transfer decoration. Body is a stoneware type, rather than earthenware. Slight "orange peel" effect in glaze (more pronounced on back). Impressed mark used by Longwy in the late nineteenth century.

Size: Approximately 8.625" diameter.

Condition: Light utensil marks, two tiny chips under rim (one glazed over). No other chips, cracks or repairs.

Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, I would expect a return if I happen to miss anything.

Item ID: 1496

$86 $62 USD SALE

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