7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France
7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France. Inside a 1.5" rim there is a representation of Grandville's "The Two Rats, the Fox and the Egg." The front carries two inscriptions: "Fables de la Fontaine" and "7. Les Deux Rats le Renard et l'Oeuf." The back has a "Digoin" stamp.
This is among the most successful illustrations in this series. A good illustration is distinctly portrayed. The egg looms rightly large on the rat's belly. The fox peeks around a corner.