Sarreguemines (France) 9" Salad Plates | French Majolica (set x2)
Sarreguemines pottery was established about 1784 by brothers Nicholas-Henri and Paul-Augustin Jacobi and partner Joseph Fabry. The enterprise remained unsuccessful until 1800 when Paul Utzschneider assumed management. Thereafter, the business expanded and prospered.
The Sarreguemines factory produced most of the original tiles used during the construction of the Paris metro. Majolica was added to its production in the 1860s.
At the conclusion of the Franco-Prussian War in 1874, Sarreguemines became German territory. In order to maintain the firm’s French nationality, two additional facilities were constructed in Digoin and Vitry-le-François.
Sarreguemines ceased production in 2007 and the firm was subsequently liquidated.
You can read more about the history of Sarreguemines, here:
A wonderful pair of gorgeous majolica salad plates with a strawberry and leaf design. This particular pair measure approx 22.5cm (9") diameter.
Both are in good vintage condition and do display signs of wear. The top side has some light wear to the relief, where as the reverse side shows crazing and a small crack on one (that does not go through to the top side). These have been loved, but being over 100 years old we're not surprised.
Yes, based on the PV backstamp (PV stands for Portieux Vallerysthal, a production partner of Sarreguemines at the time) these were produced around 1910.
Sold as a pair.