Snow Bunnies Antique Sarreguemines Transferware Plate w/ Calico Flower border
From one of Germany's most highly regarded porcelain manufacturers dating back to 1866 is this wonderful antique rabbit plate find. Features a brown transfer with painted color and a small , calico type floral border. Beautiful for year round decor! It depicts a pair of bunnies playing in the snow.
Sarreguemines, originally a Roman settlement, obtained civic rights early in the 13th century. In 1297 it was ceded by the count of Saarbrücken to the Duke of Lorraine, and passed with Lorraine in 1766 to France.
It was transferred to Germany in 1871, with the Treaty of Frankfurt following the Franco-Prussian War. From 1871 to 1918 it formed part of the German imperial province of Alsace-Lorraine and manufactured plush velvet, leather, faience and porcelain, and was a centre for making papier-mâché boxes, mostly used for snuffboxes. It was returned to France after World War I.
Condition: No chips or cracks. Some roughness around the outer rim.