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Heavy Porcelain Vintage French Oyster Plates in a set of 12


I was delighted to find this wonderful set of 12 vintage French oyster plates this weekend. First it is so unusual to find a full set and I think these are especially nice. They are of a style which the French call 'Barbotine' meaning that they have an embossed design...in this case a vibrant green basket-weave pattern as a background for the deeply molded white scallop shells intended to hold oysters. At the center is a raised circular depression for holding a lemon or perhaps a special sauce. Around the edge of the plate and at the center is a 'rope' edge in chocolate glaze. I find these plates to be so very handsome.

And these heavy plates are made of high quality translucent porcelain and though they are unmarked on the back they were most likely made in Limoges given their fine quality. We think they date to around the 1930s to 40s.

I have examined all the plates carefully and I see not a single crack or chip on any of them. On the underside of some there is a very slight 'crazing' of the glaze but this indicates their age. They have however not yellowed at all.

These plates measure 9 1/2 inches (24 cms) in diameter and as I mentioned they are heavy...the group together weighs over 8 pounds...hence our shipping charge from France to anywhere in the world.


This charming group could be hung together would make a highly sophisticated
and decorative French accent in an elegant kitchen.... but really, one could use these plates for their intended purpose as they are not at all 'fragile.'

Our Etsy #0461

Price: $375.00 +++NOW 10% OFF...$337.50 SALE PRICE FOR DELAINIA+++

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Shipping from France for this item will be $50 to anywhere in the world. Shipment will be by French Colissimo International Airmail which includes Professional packing, insurance, a tracking number and delivery on signature for added security. This will be less than our actual cost.

Also we have a large stock of French vintage linens, baby clothes, Christening gowns, nightgowns, bed linens, table linens. Ask us if you are looking for something special.


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RESERVED FOR DELAINIA French Vintage Oyster Plates Rare Set of 12 in Barbotine Green and White


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: porcelain
  • Ships worldwide from France
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