Charming French faience platter / serving tray decorated in manganese with a jester wearing a hood, dancing with one leg up in the air and holding a bell in each hand, a style known as grotesque decor. Manganese is a brown-purple color seen in early Grand-Feu (high fire) faience, a high temperature firing technique that allowed a limited color palette. Perfect to display in a dining hutch in a French Provincial / country cottage / farmhouse style setting. One of a pair listed separately. The other platter, decorated with fantastic creatures, is marked with crossed lines and dots. A similar mark was used by faience factories in Rouen and Sinceny (the latter founded by potters from Rouen and Nevers and hence greatly influenced by their style) as shown in the book Les Marques des Poteries et Faïences Françaises. Additional pieces in this pattern available. In very good condition with minor imperfections from the time of manufacture typical of faience as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Tray: 10 3/4" diameter approximately.
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