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 Dog Carrying His Master's Dinner." The front carries two inscriptions: "Fables de la Fontaine" and "10. Le Chien Qui Porte a Son Cou le Diner de Son Maitre." The back has a "Digoin" stamp.
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 the porter-dog's neck is a focus of attention.