Plate in Nevers earthenware with revolutionary polychrome decoration in the center in an oval reserve two hands joined, a sword and a cap of freedom with a blue glow from the hands, an open book with the inscription "Droits de l'Homm" is underneath. Two palms tied by a blue ribbon and a garland of stylized flowers surround the reserve.
Circa 1789-1790. 18th century. Diameter: 22.8 cm.
This decor is inspired by a vignette used as a letterhead for administrative papers. It commemorates the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, a text adopted on August 26, 1789 and which became the preamble to the 1791 Constitution.
Cf. C. Bonnet, Faïence révolutionnaire, Collection Louis Heitschel page 70, n°19.
Sylvain Druet/ Collection. Ménard, n°241 p.177 avec le décor de l’aile différent - Sainte Menehould, juin 2019
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