Antique French Faience Black Transferware Plate CREIL
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This French Creamware plate is just charming! Produced by the Creil factory of France, the style imitates fine English creamware. It bears the impressed Creil mark with cross and the number 4, preceding the partnership with Montereau and dating these to the 1820-30 period. The beautiful center scene depicts a woman holding a young child, with their faithful canine companion at her feet. There is a small number 24 near the bottom left of the scene. The handsome black transfer print is a stunning contrast to the ivory colored body. The scene is bordered with a lush array of flowers around the rim. What a rare and wonderful find -- this would beautifully compliment a collection of black and white transfer pieces or a decor of French toile! Plate measures 9-1/4 inches.Note: I have additional French transferware from Creil and other faience producers which I will be listing shortly.
Condition: very good condition, showing (surprisingly) no crazing, light usage wear on the bottom and utensil marks visible when viewed at an angle. There is a tiny nick to rim (pencil point size), which is pretty well camouflaged by the intricate border pattern though visible upon close inspection. We'll gladly send additional photos upon request.