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French majolica (Barbotine) plate


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First quarter 20th Century

  • £63
  • €75 Euro
  • $87 US Dollar


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French barbotine asparagus plate with a delicate chrysanthemum decoration. In her popular work on French majolica, "Artichauts et asperges en barbotine" (Massin, 2006), Maryse Bottero attributes this model to the Longchamp factory though she notes that the style is quite similar to that of a series of plates designed and produced at the Wasmuel works in Belgium. The tendency of various factories to copy one another’s designs, in addition to the fact that these pieces are seldom signed, are factors that often complicate attribution. In this instance, it is possible to distinguish a tiny painted number that would have identified the artisan who executed the decoration but these marks can rarely be traced to specific factories or areas of production.
Early 20th century.

Diameter 23 cm


First quarter 20th Century

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Bibliotheca Culinaria began as a specialized publisher providing books to Italy's professional chefs. Our curiosity regarding culinary history led to an interest in material culture and the many tools and objects that relate to agriculture, cooking, and dining.

We've assisted restaurants, pastry shops, and hotels in locating unusual items for their decor and are always delighted to add to a collection of kitchenalia. We welcome the challenge of assembling groups of objects for maximum visual impact. Our stock, largely Italian and French in origin, encompasses a range of materials and eras from Alpine treen to French majolica, from copper pots to Murano glass.

We find objects that display signs of use to be particularly eloquent. Handling them, we are reminded of the lasting impact of simple quotidian gestures and they return us to the particular convivial atmosphere of past times.

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