7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France
7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France. Inside a 1.5" rim there is a portrayal of "The Fox and the Cat." The front carries two inscriptions: "Fables de la Fontaine" and "Le Chat et le Renard." The back has, in sketchy form, "Fables de la Fontaine" and "Digoin/Sarreguemines/France." $23.49 from Lea Belew, Beeville, TX, through Ebay, Oct., '00.
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. That is, one can see the cat run up the tree while dogs catch the fox. There is a small nick in the black rim line at about 8 o'clock.