French Majolica Basket Asparagus Server, c.1890

A French majolica asparagus server made by Creil et Montereau, circa 1890. A large oval earthenware master server, although made in one piece, has the trompe l’oeil effect of a brown woven basket sitting on a teal blue fluted under tray. Open handles at each end are formed of two curved, realistically painted asparagus spears. The footed back side is glazed in a turquoise wash and shows an impressed mark, B5, a mold number.

Book Reference – Page # 119 of “Artichauts et Asperges en Barbotine” by Maryse Bottero

9.50 W″ x 16.50 L”, handle to handle x 2.75″ H

Excellent, a teeny glaze slip to one handle.

Price: $645

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