Lovely pair of French Salins-les-Bains majolica asparagus plates with a yellow, basket weave border, four asparagus on artichoke leaves and an indentation on the side or sauce well. This model appears in a book by Barbotine expert Maryse Bottero. The name Salins-les-Bains comes from its factory home town and main industries --salt and thermal baths. In 1912 Salins came under the direction of Edouard Charbonnier, son of the director of Longchamp faiencerie. In 1925 Salins earned a gold medal at the Paris Exhibition of 1925. In the 60's Salins was absorbed by Sarreguemines. Perfect to display on a French country / provence / provincial style plate rack or vaisellier, in a dining room, kitchen or even a bedroom. In very good used condition with minor losses, crazing and imperfections to underside typical of majolica as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 9 5/8" diameter (24.5 cm) approximately.
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