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Antique French Majolica Asparagus Barbotine Faience Asparagus Cradle Longchamp

Antique French Majolica Asparagus Barbotine Faience Asparagus Cradle Longchamp Antique French Majolica Asparagus Barbotine Faience Asparagus Cradle Longchamp Antique French Majolica Asparagus Barbotine Faience Asparagus Cradle Longchamp
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This magnificent Longchamp French Barbotine Faience {Majolica}  Asparagus Cradle Server, from the mid 1800's, is a spectacular addition to any collection of Majolica. Modeled to resemble a large array of Asparagus with a bed of country leaves on the perimeter. White Asparagus with Green and Lavender Purple tops, they form a "cradle" for the asparagus coming up high on the raised sides. Completely hand painted, each one of these is an original work of art.

Asparagus were so highly prized, a luxurious delicacy in 19th century France, their presentation was considered important, and a way to reflect the status of the hostess.Since the mid 1800's, Longchamp, located near Dijon, France, specialized in oyster plates and asparagus servers. Highly collectible, discriminating collectors love their lively and colorful pieces all over the world. 

If you have a love for Artichauts et Asperges, and pride yourself on setting the most elegant tables for guests, or simply wish to display this as part of your prized collection, don't miss the chance to own this heirloom piece. Measures: 15~1/4" x 9~1/4".

$485.00
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