FRENCH VINTAGE LINENS AND ANTIQUES. Where You Will Find Beautiful & Unusual Vintage Linens & Apparel and Antiques from France. French Antique Majolica / Barbotine Asparagus Server.In 2 Parts with Underplate Rare Collectible. Antique French Asparagus Server in Barbotine Majolica. We are pleased to present another'piece de resistance' from the collection of majolica ('Barbotine' in French) plates and serving pieces we recently acquired and have been listing in our shop. This server is an emblematic piece of the type...
Truly one of the'Holy Gail' pieces for the collector of old asparagus Majolica. This Antique French Majolica Asparagus server was made by Luneville around the turn of the last century from about 1885 to about 1915.Although this piece is not marked, it is well documented that Luneville was indeed the maker of this particular piece. It is documented in the definitive work on the subject, Artichaut and Asparagus en Barbotine' by Maryse Bottero. This piece is illustrated on page 26 and on the back cover. This rare server, in two parts, lid and strainer ('egouttoir'), is a'trompe d'oeil' bunch of asparagus wrapped in artichoke leaves.
The under-plate is formed of more leaves and spears of asparagus. This piece measures in total approx.14 inches long, 10 1/2 inches wide, and 9 inches tall, all measurements including the under-plate. This service is in excellent antique condition with cracks and only one miniscule chip on the inside of the lid. Otherwise there is only some expected light'crazing' and some slight discoloration of the glaze one almost always finds on these pieces.
Overall the condition is excellent antique with the glaze bright and crisp making this piece superb for display. A very fine and rare piece of French Asparagus Majolica/Barbotine.. It will require a signature on receipt for your added security.So far we have had 100% satisfaction with our items. Please take a minute to have a look at our Feedback.
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Finally and very importantly for my customers, I spend a great deal of time laundering and ironing the items we sell. This always involves lots of energy and time and often requires specialized laundry products which can be costly. For all these reasons, the prices of these vintage items may seem a bit high--but the fact is that almost all these items are rare and special. Many are virtual works of art, (some are actually of museum quality), having been made entirely by hand by highly skilled, but sadly now unknown, seamstresses and embroiderers. These skilled craftswomen have all but entirely disappeared.This kind of French hand work is virtually a Lost Art. Still I do my best to keep my prices as reasonable as possible because it really is a great pleasure to package something very beautiful and very special and send it off to someone who will appreciate a lovely European Treasure From the Past.
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Broctique Vintage French Antiques Our French Brocante where you will find Curiosities, Accessories & Linens from France. We hope you will visit us often to see all the wonderful and unusual French vintage and antique items that we are adding regularly. The item "French Antique Majolica / Barbotine Asparagus Server in 2 Parts with Underplate" is in sale since Wednesday, October 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Majolica".
The seller is "2007nanb" and is located in Fontès. This item can be shipped worldwide.