19th Century French Oval-Shaped Majolica Asparagus Serving Platter


A very unusual and beautiful French barbotine majolica asparagus serving platter, oval in shape and featuring a typical ‘trompe l’oeil’ textured decoration of globe artichokes and purple asparagus tips, artfully entwined with each other to create a pleasing colour palette of creams, greens, golds and purples. A small dish-shaped recess at the centre is designed to contain melted butter or vinaigrette, for delicious dipping French-style. Made in the renowned ceramic-producing Orchies area of north-eastern France, around the end of the 19th century.

Please take a look at our other matching items, which include sets of individual asparagus serving plates of the same design.

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Dimensions 35,5 × 25 × 6 cm

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