|Designer||produced by Creil & Montereau|
|Condition||Good - One plate damaged on the back with a missing part below the edge|
12 assiettes in white earthenware decorated in black with "Paris assiégé" (* Besieged Paris), several day life scenes during the siege of Paris (1870) an episode of Franco-Prussian war: a dog and his master, two people chatting in front of a butcher shop, a soldier on horseback, a soldier knocking at a Lady's door etc. On the back of each plate, a little note explains the scene with humor.
All dinner plates are signed on the front "Ch. Hamlet" and "Draner" and each numbered from 1 to 12. At the back, they're stamped with the Creil & Montereau mark.
Good condition except for 1 dinner plate that have à missing part on the back close to the edge.
Creil & Montereau was created in 1840 with the fusion of two rival firms: Creil (created in 1774) and Montereau (created in 1745). This earthenware (and porcelain) manufactory was famous for its technique of engraved image decal and for having produced tje famous "Rousseau" Service after Felix Bracquemond engravings.
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