This charming plate has whimsical scenes of various village characters and activities, apparently at an outdoor celebration with fencing, drinking, courting couples. Some of the details are amusing, such as an inebriated man being assisted by two women, and the expression on the horse's face. A slightly oversized figure of a street urchin type also appears. Additional color has been added over the transfer decoration. Body is a stoneware type, rather than earthenware. Slight "orange peel" effect in glaze (more pronounced on back). Impressed mark used by Longwy in the late nineteenth century.
Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs.
Size: Approximately 8.625" diameter.
Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, I would expect a return if I happen to miss anything.