Wonderful polychrome transfer two little girls and fish in a tank. One little girl is serenading the fish with her flute playing and the other is holding her ears, to cute! The piece was designed by Froment-Richard aka Antoine-Albert Richard. He has placed his FR initials under the fish tank. This plate has been drilled for hanging. No chips or cracks on this plate. 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.
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 WITH A D V RUNNING THROUGH THE CENTER. THIS MARK WAS USED STARTING IN 1881, WHICH STANDS FOR SARREGUEMINES, DIGOIN AND VITRY-LE-FRANCOIS (P V). IMPRESSED 2H
Measures: 8 3/4”
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