Orchies Louis XV-Style Asparagus Plate
French faïence barbotine asparagus plate, Orchies, circa 1880. In the style of Louis XV. Dimensional mold work, unusual glazing in pink, green, and aubergine. Three sections with overlapping asparagus shown in the center, a scalloped shell form rim and a deep well for a dipping sauce. Marked with an impressed mold number. Reference: page 100, "Artichauts et Asperges en Barbotine," Maryse Bottero. Light craquelure; one tight, short line on the rim.