Dating from the 1970's these plates have been majolica glazed in two-tone, golden caramel under warm ochre brown. Each one has been hand painted individually, so each 'shell' varies slightly from the others in color and intensity. They are wonderfully tactile with 'ridges' reminiscent of oyster/scallop shells and a beautiful 'crab' in the center. There cannot be a more stylish way to serve your seafood course at dinner parties.
Originally designed for serving 'Coquilles St. Jacques', (Scallops) or Huitres (Oysters) these plates have six 'shell-shaped' wells around a 'crab' (lemon well) in the centre, where you stylishly serve your lemons ready for squeezing onto the seafood. They could be used to display and serve many other sea foods such as crab, mussels, langoustine or gambas and as table centerpieces for a dinner party or banquet.
Each plate weighs 1kg (2.2 lbs) and measures 24.5cms/9½" diameter. They have the 'Atelier du Revernay. France' mark on the underside.
They are in great condition, with no chips. There is some 'hairline crackling' to the glazes on the undersides, consistent with the age of the plates, which does not in any way detract from the beauty or quality of them.
A really rare 'find' indeed and simply beautiful..............
....................Complete French Chic Elegance!
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