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.
9.6 in (24.5 cm) in diameter
1.4 in (3.5 cm) high