This is a fabulous set of mid century, French, fondue plates and a matching salad bowl.
These plates would be ideal for anyone who loves cooking outdoors and wants to add a bit of 'French chic' to their barbecue parties.
They are rare and collectible.
Each Plate carries the 'Gien France' mark and are marked ''Decor Garanti Inaltérable. Paint a Main (hand painted.) Cuisson à 1150c CORDON ROUGE'' on the undersides.
They are 21cms/ 8 ¼" diameter and weigh 500gms / 1.1lbs each.
The bowl is 20cms/ 7¾" diameter and weighs 700gms / 1.5lbs.
Each plate is divided into six sections (five smaller segments for different spices/sauces and one larger well for the cubed meat or cheese), they stack neatly on top of each other for storage.
The designs shows a, sizzling, 'Fondue' cooking pot alongside the long stemmed forks, wine, glasses and condiments. The words 'La Fondue' in bold lettering written into the bottom segment. The colors are classic mid-century modern - bold and striking. The attention to detail is fabulous.......the Burgundy red of the wine and beef chunks, the golden yellow of the fondue pot.........just wonderful!................
'Fondue' is a Swiss dish of melted cheese served in a communal pot over a portable stove heated with a candle or spirit lamp, and eaten by dipping bread into the cheese using long-stemmed forks. Fondue parties became very popular in the 1970's. Meat fondue's are based on the same principal with hot fat being melted in the pot and then small chunks/cubes of meats or fish being dipped until cooked.
Burgundy fondue is a fried beef fondue dish, fried in oil, and traditionally served with either a Tartare Sauce, Tomato Sauce, or Piment or Harissa spices.
This set would be the perfect addition to your retro, modern mid century collection.
None of the plates have chips but all do have an ageing 'hairline crackle' to the glazes, which is to be expected with the age of this set. The 'crackle' covers most of the surface of the plates which, considering their age, does not in any way detract from their beauty or functionality; and in fact adds to the charm and authenticity of these gorgeous items. However the 'crackle' is noticeable and so you will need to bear this in mind if you decide to purchase these lovely plates as they are in a vintage condition and have been priced to reflect this.
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