The scene represents a basket maker at the water's edge, creating a wicker cradle for someone’s new arrival. Behind the basket maker a sign says "the Bievre Oseraie Father Jacques Vannier." At the right, a young couple possibly contemplates a new purchase. The piece was designed by Froment-Richard aka Antoine-Albert Richard. He has placed his FR initials on the plate. No chips or cracks. IT IS RARE TO FIND ANTIQUE FAIENCE IN "LIKE NEW" CONDITION BECAUSE OF WEAR FROM USE AND AGE. TINY GLAZE FLAKES AND CRAZING IS NORMAL AND ADDS CHARACTER TO EACH PIECE.
As in almost all Froment-Richard / Antoine-Albert Richard plates you will fine his initials FR which are on painted on the grass. This artist was born in 1845. He worked with Barluet Creil Montereau Manufactory since 1876 and the Sarreguemines Factory. His main themes are around children designed within delightful scenes. The most known patterns are the "Service Parisien" for Creil Montereau and The "Enfants Richard" decor for Sarreguemines. Enfants Richard and Service Parisien pieces are exhibited in several museums in France
Please see our other Character / Story Plate by Froment-Richard / Antoine-Albert Richard U&C Sarreguemines, France.
Backstamp: Sarreguemines handwritten letter with superimposed letters U & C
Measures: 8 1/2”
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Character / Story Plate or Plaque ~ Man Making Baby Cradle~French Faience ~ Froment-Richard / Antoine-Albert Richard ~UTZSCHNEIDER & CO (Sarreguemines, France) – 1905-1910