One of the representative series of Creil & Montreau, Chardonnay. It is a plate depicting a bird called Goshikihiwa. I feel that there are many compositions in which cleils take up a margin in the plate, but this series is full of birds.
This bird is depicted in Raphael's "Our Lady of the Cracks" and other birds with a red head. In fact, it is a symbol of the Passion of Christ.
The bird Chardonnerets (Chardonnay) gets its name from the thistle (Chardon). Because this bird eats thistle seeds.
If you look closely, you can see that even in this picture plate, the birds are eating thistle seeds. The thistle with thorns is a symbol of sin (= thorns), and the goshikihiwa that eats (removes) it is a symbol of Christ. Therefore, this bird is held in the hands of the infant Christ depicted in Western paintings, and it is shown that he is the future Christ.
This dish is made of pottery (semi-ceramic semi-porcelain) to which a lot of kaolin and feldspar are added. Terre de fer Terre de Fère. It was mass-produced in the second half of the 19th century. It was made to be whiter and more robust.
Beyond the level of a beautiful plate, it is the realm of art. It is a compotier that you will want to display carefully.
The luster remains firm, there is no damage, and there is not much feeling of use. It is in pretty good condition for a 19th century antique. However, since it has been more than 100 years old, there are small stains and scratches. Please purchase after understanding antiques.
Compottier is one price. With backstamp.