Offered for sale is a lovely 19th century French Majolica Barbotine asparagus dish with handles and attached tray. Asparagus were highly prized as a delicacy in 19th century France and their presentation was important. Many companies produced colorful variations of asparagus dishes but the French Barbotine pieces are among the most prized.
This dish has the asparagus U-shaped bowl attached to a tray with handles. It is wonderful for display and to use, as it was originally meant to be, for the presentation of this popular vegetable.
The dish is in excellent age related condition with some crazing to the surface and a small repaired rim chip to the underneath.
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