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Vintage French Ironstone Sarreguemines Plates / Bowls

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Vintage French Ironstone Sarreguemines Plates / Bowls

from 45.00

We’re taking a trip to my cousin’s grandmother’s attic in Alsace. In boxes packed away for years, we find a fabulous set of hand painted, ironstone dinnerware from the early 20th century. They were manufactured by the famous pottery at Sarreguemines, in Lorraine with the pattern name "Muguets" or Lily of the Valley. The pattern is rare. They are all hand painted in blue and green in a faience style, meaning the decoration is under the glaze so the design is protected from wear. There is a subtle individuality to each design and color when you look closely, showing the maker’s hand a 100 years ago. Each piece is marked on the back “Sarreguemines” and the pattern name “Mugets.”

As a whole, the collection is in good vintage condition with no major chips or cracks. The salad / dessert plates show the most wear with micro-scratches and crazing to the glaze. The dinner plates show few scratches. The soup bowls are in the best condition given they were not used as often and usually did not see the blade of a knife. You will find some blue paint spots on the back and perhaps a dot on the front that is original to the dinnerware. Again, they were all painted by hand by local artists. The colors are lively with no fading. You will find some minor discoloration and tiny defects in the pottery which is normal in ironstone of this age. I captured the imperfections in the photos so you could see the overall patina and age to the set. They have a wonderful feeling and are ready to grace your table. I can see them set into a blue and white kitchen. Swoon.

There are two sets available of 4 salad / dessert plates: $45 for 4 salad plates

8 inches in diameter

There are three sets available of 4 dinner plates: $55 for 4 dinner plates

9 inches in diameter

There are three sets available of 4 large soup bowls: $55 for 4 soup bowls

9 inches in diameter

I love old French ironstone. It is sturdy. Simple in design. And ready for everyday service. I prefer objects that show their age and have a story to tell. If you collect antique ironstone from France, then you will want to add these pieces that still have a fresh, modern twist to your collection.

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We’re taking a trip to my cousin’s grandmother’s attic in Alsace. In boxes packed away for years, we find a fabulous set of hand painted, ironstone dinnerware from the early 20th century. They were manufactured by the famous pottery at Sarreguemines, in Lorraine with the pattern name "Muguets" or Lily of the Valley. The pattern is rare. They are all hand painted in blue and green in a faience style, meaning the decoration is under the glaze so the design is protected from wear. There is a subtle individuality to each design and color when you look closely, showing the maker’s hand a 100 years ago. Each piece is marked on the back “Sarreguemines” and the pattern name “Mugets.”

As a whole, the collection is in good vintage condition with no major chips or cracks. The salad / dessert plates show the most wear with micro-scratches and crazing to the glaze. The dinner plates show few scratches. The soup bowls are in the best condition given they were not used as often and usually did not see the blade of a knife. You will find some blue paint spots on the back and perhaps a dot on the front that is original to the dinnerware. Again, they were all painted by hand by local artists. The colors are lively with no fading. You will find some minor discoloration and tiny defects in the pottery which is normal in ironstone of this age. I captured the imperfections in the photos so you could see the overall patina and age to the set. They have a wonderful feeling and are ready to grace your table. I can see them set into a blue and white kitchen. Swoon.

There are two sets available of 4 salad / dessert plates: $45 for 4 salad plates

8 inches in diameter

There are three sets available of 4 dinner plates: $55 for 4 dinner plates

9 inches in diameter

There are three sets available of 4 large soup bowls: $55 for 4 soup bowls

9 inches in diameter

I love old French ironstone. It is sturdy. Simple in design. And ready for everyday service. I prefer objects that show their age and have a story to tell. If you collect antique ironstone from France, then you will want to add these pieces that still have a fresh, modern twist to your collection.