Antique early 19th c. Grand Tour French Empire Paris porcelain plate with hand painted landscape scene of Mount Vesuvius erupting. The painting is executed en grisaille and shows lots of details of boats and figures on shore in the foreground. Bright lavender band with gilt highlights. Named view "Le Mont Vesuve" in script verso. Measures 9 1/4" diameter. Good condition - small rim flake to underside - see photo.