Vintage Art Nouveau Porcelain, Sujets Musicaux Terre De Fer France Plate Dish

Vintage 1900s Art Nouveau Porcelain Made in France, Le pre aux clercs Opera Scenes, Sujets Musicaux Terre De Fer France Decorative Plate Dish


Le pre aux clercs or The Clerks Meadow, is an opera comique in three acts by Ferdinand Herold with a libretto by Francois Antoine Eugene de Planard based on Prosper Merimee s Chronique du temps de Charles IX of 1829. The opera, Herold s last completed one, was very successful, inaugurating the new Salle Favart in 1840, and enjoying some 1000 performances up to 1871, and reaching its 1600th at the Opera Comique by 1949.


Sujets Musicaux Terre de Fer France. Charming vintage French Terre de Fer ironstone porcelain plate depicting on musical subjects. This plate subject is the opera Le pre aux Clercs by Ferdinand Herold. This piece of European 1900s decoration is hand painted with colorful details and was very popular at late Victorian Period. The size of this plate or dish is near of a luncheon or a bread plate but most probably that the original use was just for wall decoration. I have seen these plates dated from 1880 to 1930. I really don’t have a way to accurately date these.

Condition: Has a few utensil marks visible under a bright light. Otherwise these plates are in excellent condition only a small amount of wear on the gold rim. The beauty and rarity of this set speaks for itself. Please examine the pictures carefully and reach out with any questions or to request more pictures.


Diameter: 8.25" inches / Weight: 335 grams / All dimensions are approximate



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