Plate in earthenware of NEVERS, circular form with polylobed edge. In the center of the basin in trompe l'oeil, a bunch of grapes in the natural or rests a vine leaf in polychromy in the great fire. The wing decorated with a braid of ochre rhombuses, connected with blue rings to the points and bordered with blue nets.
Period : Second half of the XVIIIth century.
Very good general condition, small chips on the edge, no other restoration.
In Germany around 1750, the fashion transforms the earthenware containers into trompe l'oeil. On the table are terrines, butter dishes, vases imitating animals, vegetables and fruits, transforming them into real works of art. This fashion spreads in Europe (Belgium and Italy) to arrive in 1780 in France. The factories of Sceaux, Bordeaux, Rouen, Marseille and Samadet succumbed in turn. This fashion will fascinate Europe for about thirty years (1750 - 1785).