Set of 4 Louis XVI Shallow Bowls

€155.00
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Set of four blue and white shallow bowls ideal for soups and salads.

These late 19th to early 20th century set of four shallow bowls have a blue Louis XVI motif featuring flowering vines wrapped around basket handles with pearls. At the top of the motif is a picnic basket with flowers surrounded by a border of pearls and ribbon.

“Versailles - R A - Terre de Fer - Salins” is stamped at the bottom. “Versailles” refers to the model name; “Terre de Fer” is a trade stamp that denotes fine earthenware, halfway between earthenware and porcelain. (Terre de Fer is an earthenware which is mixed with feldspat, a mineral compound, and kaolin, to make it whiter and more resistant).  “Salins” is the city in France where the bowls were made.

Dimensions:
9.6 in (24.5 cm) in diameter
1.4 in (3.5 cm) high

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