A mid to late 19th century French majolica barbotine asparagus and artichoke plate from the Salins-les-Bains region of Eastern France. Most likely produced in the faïencerie des Capucins.
Heavy and thickly potted, showing three asparagus spears and a leafy artichoke plant, a scalloped rim and a deep sauce well shaped as the Artichoke globe head. Exceptional glazing.
Reference. pg. 76, Artichauts et Asperges en Barbotine, Maryse Bottero.
Measures: 9.5 inches in diameter.
Very good antique condition, exceptional color.