This is a fabulous set of four, mid century, French, fondue plates.
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 is marked "Gien France" and ''Decor Garanti Inaltérable. Paint a Main. (hand painted.) Cuisson à 1150c CORDON ROUGE'' on the undersides.
They are 24cms/ 9½" diameter and weigh 500gms / 1.1lbs each.
The plates are vintage white and divided into six sections for different sauces and meats:
'La Sauce Curry' whose ingredients can include fresh onion, garlic and chilli paste. Common spices include garam masala, dried chili powder, cumin powder, turmeric and ngapi, a fermented paste made from either fish or prawns.
'La Sauce Moutarde' is a sauce using whole, ground, cracked, or bruised mustard seeds that are then mixed with water, vinegar, lemon juice, wine, or other liquids, salt, and often other flavourings and spices, to create a paste or sauce ranging in colour from bright yellow to dark brown. The taste of mustard ranges from sweet to spicy.
'La Sauce Diable' is a spicy, tangy, brown sauce traditionally served in France with chicken or poultry. Sauce Diable is used to add some peppery zest to your grilled or roasted chicken, pork, or vegetables.
'La Sauce Tartare' is based on either mayonnaise (egg yolk, mustard or vinegar, oil) or aioli (egg yolk, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice) and popular with Seafood.
The design shows a 'Fondue' cooking pot alongside the long stemmed forks in the center circle and the words 'Filet de Boeuf' at the bottom of the largest section. The colors are classic mid-century modern -bold and striking. The attention to detail is fabulous.......the Burgundy red of chunks of beef and the golden yellow and cobalt blue of the flame pot.........Just wonderful!................
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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Your purchase will be carefully packaged and shipped from France. It will be fully tracked, signed for and insured.
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