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Plate with decoration from the Fables of de la Fontaine: L'Huitre Et Les Plaideu

ca. 1820
19th c
1 in. x 8 1/8 in. (2.54 cm x 20.64 cm)

French faience, Montereau, France, French, (active 18th Century–20th Century)

Object Type: Ceramic
Creation Place: Europe, France, Ile-de-France
Medium and Support: Faience
Credit Line: Gift of the Marie W. Forrest Trust
Accession Number: 2006.58

The image on this plate is from Jean de La Fontaine's Fables, the story of "The Oyster and The Adversaries." While La Fontaine's sophisticated messages were written in light verse, the fables were intended as social commentary and moral instruction as well as personal enjoyment.

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Object Description
Earthenware Plate titled "L'Huitre Et Les Plaideurs" (The Oyster and The Adversaries) of the fairy tale series, "Fables of Fontaine," with a stylized palmette border.

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  • H: 1; Diam: 8 1/8 inches Dimensions: 1 x 8 1/8 in. (2.54 x 20.64 cm)

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