This Badonviller faience plate depicts the famous Aesop fable of the fox and the crow. In is the crow finds a piece of cheese and retires to a branch to eat it. The fox, wanting the cheese for him-self, flatters the crow, calling it beautiful and wondering whether its voice is as sweet to match. When the crow lets out a caw, the cheese falls and is devoured by the fox. The depiction of this fable is very clear yet slightly primitive. The art is done in a sponge type manner and is simplistic. The plate dates to the 1930's and has signs of it. The glaze is slightly mottled and there is crazing on the back. The front has a few scratch marks, but not many, evidence that this has been a plate that was mostly on display. There is a chip off the bottom rim. A classic piece of old French Faience, this is a worthy addition to a collection! Measurement is 10 ¼" by 2" high.
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