French Brown and White Transfer Ware Puzzle Plate
This is an 8 inch decorated French plate with printed ‘rebus’ type of puzzle (pictogram puzzle) . The black transfer in the center of the plate has the to the answer on the back. The rim of the plate has a beautiful molded floral diamond design.
The impressed mark and blue pearl final glaze help to date this to 1847-1880. Translation of the French: "Un doit aider les malheureux" is "one must help the unfortunate."
On the underside there are kiln pieces embedded into the ceramic clay and there is the normal crazing cracks to be seen on the underside.