When I had this in my kitchen I always thought they were ducks - maybe because they are white silhouettes on the cobalt blue ground - then I looked at it closely and thought they were chickens, so I gave this plate the title/ID 'CHICKENS'. Now I have received this authoritative comment from Erna:
'Ducks it is :-) Webbed feet, duck bills and the characteristics of the posture that go along with it.'
Thank you, Erna.
They are French birds, because the mark on the back says C & M Depose (i.e. Trade Mark).
It measures about 6 1/4 inches in diameter (15.5 cm). The condition is very good, with some staining to the back and just a little in the white centre.
A charming piece for your kitchen or country cottage display. It always makes me smile :)
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