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    • 11 French plates featuring La Fontaine fable scenes produced in Longwy, France 

      Unknown author (1950)
      Each plate has a green line inside an undulating outer edge. At the point of indentation an 1¼" into the plate there is a simple black line. Once the plate reaches its lowest level, a repeated pattern of thin and thick ...
    • 7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France 

      Unknown author (1930)
      The attack of others against this dog is clear, as the illustration presents a close grouping of three figures. A dog behind the porter-dog grasps him with his paws. A dark fierce dog stands in his way. the basket around ...
    • 7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France 

      Unknown author (1930)
      This is a really beautiful little black-and-white plate. It presents Grandville exquisitely!
    • 7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France 

      Unknown author (1930)
      As always with Grandville, some of the fun lies in the clothes with which these three dogs are done up. Now I start to ask myself how many plates there are in the set….
    • 7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France 

      Unknown author (1930)
      This illustration uses Grandville for the basic form of the raven but the rest of the scene is differently conceived. The briskly walking fox wears a cape and carries a hat.
    • 7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France 

      Unknown author (1930)
      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.
    • 7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France 

      Unknown author (1930)
      The front of the plate seems exactly the same as on the black-colored plate found earlier except that the front coloring is now brown.
    • 7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France 

      Unknown author (1930)
      Each litigant has a raised hand as he makes a legal point. The judge rests both hands on the bench and peers through his spectacles.
    • 7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France 

      Unknown author (1930)
      The wolf makes a highly dramatic gesture of pointing to the lamb in accusation. Could it be true that in some instances the fourth plate in this series was not The Wolf and the Lamb, but rather "The Cat and the Monkey"?
    • 7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France 

      Unknown author (1930)
      The tortoise is just crossing a visible finish wire as the hare, with head averted to the side, tries to overtake him. A mouse is perched on a rock at the finish line.
    • 7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France 

      Unknown author (1930)
      The basic motif from Grandville, including the pose of the three main figures (attending monkey, Lion, and rat) remains the same, but the surroundings are drastically changed, down to giving the monkey a jungle hat. This ...
    • 7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France 

      Unknown author (1930)
      This illustration uses Grandville for the basic form of the two rats and the egg, but changes the forest of the book engraving into a bit of vegetation and an opening through which the fox can peer at the scene. The work ...
    • 7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France 

      Unknown author (1930)
      The conception of the scene here has, by contrast with other plates in the series, nothing to do with Grandville's original. The plate presents a dark and busy scene. The scene itself, and particularly the tortoise are not ...
    • 7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France 

      Unknown author (1930)
      The illustration suggests the calm of the mother, who knows human promises and unfulfillment. It also suggests the anxiety of the young larks, who do not know how to put human remarks into perspective.
    • 7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France 

      Unknown author (1930)
      With The Grasshopper and the Ant, this is the closest following of Grandville. It is also perhaps the best executed design of all the plates I have seen thus far. My only question concerns Grandville's interpretation of ...
    • 7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France 

      Unknown author (1930)
      The scene here makes a fascinating contrast with Grandville's original. This scene is busier, filling in all the gaps. That scene left room for picturing in the background the differing escape methods and their results. ...
    • 7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France. 

      Unknown author (1930)
      This is a rather unusual presentation of The Fox and the Grapes, since the fox is put into the mdist of a crowd. His gestures show dismissiveness. He wears a vest and a cap. Are those dogs and chickens that move away from ...
    • 7¼" white bowl from Sarreguemines, France 

      Unknown author (1930)
      The two characters are in the outdoor setting that will test their evasive "tricks." Each raises a paw in their contention with each other about the effectiveness of their manoeuvres. Hats, vests, and trousers humanize ...
    • A cream-colored plate 9¾" in diameter 

      Unknown author (1890)
      There is a chip at about 9 o'clock along the scalloped edge of this lovely plate. The design, showing the moment just before lift-off, is repeated elsewhere in Brown-Westhead, Moore and Company productions. The design ...
    • A cream-colored plate 9¾" in diameter with a 6½" blue-and-white circular design 

      Unknown author (1890)
      This plate seems to be in a set with the similar presentation of TT which I acquired at the same time. There is a chip at about 12 o'clock along the scalloped edge of this lovely plate. The design shows the moment just ...