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 Tortoise and the Hare. The front carries two inscriptions: "Fables de la Fontaine" and "9. Le Lievre et la Tortue." The back has a "Digoin" stamp.
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.