French Faience Plate Hand Painted Cornucopia Horn Plenty Mark MG Antique 19th C
A very decorative hand painted French faience or tin glazed earthenware dinner plate possibly made by the Gien factory in France in the late 19th century.
The plate has been painted in a muted palette of blue, green iron red, brown, purple and yellow
This very attractive plate has been beautifully hand painted with a design of a cornucopia or horn of plenty (a la corne) with a spray of flowers. There are two insects, one a butterfly painted on the cavetto.
The rim is lobed or scalloped and has a blue band painted on it with a brown and iron red border pattern. The overall effect is very decorative and this is delightful item for display.
The 10 inches diameter plate has a painted mark mg to the base.The plate weighs 460g and is in good condition with just a little rubbing to the glaze and minor flaking to the glaze on the footrim.
A great item to add to any collection of antique French faience or tin glazed earthenware.