These are two pretty plates from the French manufacture of Sarreguemines.The mark on the underside was used between 1875 and 1900.
The proverbs,inscribed at the bottom,are illustrated by different animals.
One with a dog and a monkey,the other with two monkeys,staged in comic situations.In France we call ‘’Parlantes’’ this kind of plates because they tell us a little story!
Grisaille decor is on an off white background with small brown flowers all around.
They are both in good condition.There are two small holes at the back of the plate to pass a string or wire to hang it.
The plate’s diameter is about 7,75 inches ( 19,7cm ).
The animals are really funny and these plates will be perfect for your collection!
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