Sarreguemines French Majolica Fruit Plates and Fruit Bowl Set
Date: 20th Century
PRICE: $ 950
Dimensions: see description
Stunning Sarreguemines fruit plate and bowl set consisting of:
9 small plates; 4 apple, 2 strawberry and 3 grape plates.
a big strawberry plate
a big oval green apple plate
a fruit basket or bowl.
Made by the famous Sarreguemines pottery.
By the signature on the back of the platters these can be dated around 1920, the signature on the fruitbowl tells it is dated around 1950.
The Sarreguemines pottery was established in 1784 by brothers Nicholas-Henri and Paul-Augustin Jacobi and partner Joseph Fabry.
When Paul Utzschneider took over management at 1800 the business expanded.
The Sarreguemines factory produced most of the original tiles used during the construction of the Paris metro.
Majolica was added to its production in the 1860s.
At the conclusion of the Franco-Prussian War in 1874, Sarreguemines became German territory. In order to maintain the firm’s French nationality, two additional facilities were constructed in Digoin and Vitry-le-François (the added DV to the signature on the fruit bowl).
different measurements of the items:
small plates: 19.5cm (7.7inches) in diameter, 2cm (0.8inches) high
large plate: 24.5cm (9.6inches) in diameter, 3cm (1.2inches) high
oval plate: width&depth 32x24cm (12.6x9.4 inches), 4.5cm (1.8inches) high
fruit basket or bowl: 20.5cm (8.1inches) in diameter, 15.5cm (inches) high
Of course this set has been used, unfortunately due to this there are tiny chips on almost all items, but six small plates are in mint condition.
3 of the small plates (2 grape plates and an apple plate) have a little chip on the rim
the bowl has a tiny chip on the bottom
the 'big' strawberry plate has 2 chips on the rim/back
the oval plate has a big old glued chip on the front at the rim
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