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Antique French Barbotine Majolica Platter France circa 1875

A striking antique French Majolica Barbotine platter from France circa 1875 featuring an unusual pattern of fifteen geometric wedges. The centre of the plate is a beautiful arrangement of detailed grape leaves with a pair of grape clusters and the vine visible. Please notice the naturalistic treatment of the leaves with all of the veining and edges clearly visible. These dishes were primarily decorative in nature as opposed to being everyday ware. Their raised surfaces and rare edge treatment are evidence of highly skilled manufacture that always made then objects of value. Barbotine is often confused with majolica as they both utilize a similar tin based glaze that retains its lustre for long periods of time. However, a French gentleman by the name of Barbotine perfected and patented the process in France and his name has become attached to these wares.

# FC136

DIMENSIONS

9.50" w x 9.50" d x 2.00" h

24.13cm w x 24.13cm d x 5.08cm h

$226.00

A striking Barbotine ware dish from France c. 1875 featuring an unusual pattern of fifteen geometric wedges. The centre of the plate is a beautiful arrangement of detailed grape leaves with a pair of grape clusters and the vine visible. Please notice the naturalistic treatment of the leaves with all of the veining and edges clearly visible. These dishes were primarily decorative in nature as opposed to being everyday ware. Their raised surfaces and rare edge treatment are evidence of highly skilled manufacture that always made then objects of value. Barbotine is often confused with majolica as they both utilize a similar tin based glaze that retains its lustre for long periods of time. However, a French gentleman by the name of Barbotine perfected and patented the process in France, and his name has become attached to these wares.