French majolica (Barbotine) plate


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First quarter 20th Century

  • £60
  • €70 Euro
  • $82 US Dollar


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Asparagus spears were a favorite decorative motif for French majolica tableware dating from the early 20th century. This plate features a neatly bound bunch of the vegetable in the center, modeled tips to one side and a shell-shaped cavity, ideal for containing a sauce.
Maryse Bottero, in her book "Atichauts et Asperges en Barbotine", attributes this particular design to the factories of northern France in Onnaing and Wasmuel.

Very good vintage condition with two tiny hairline cracks in the spaces between two spears.

Diameter 24 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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