7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France
7" white plate from Sarreguemines, France. Inside a 1.5" rim there is an adaptation of Grandville's The Lion and the Mouse (II 11). The front carries two inscriptions: "Fables de la Fontaine" and "12. Le Lion et le Rat." The back has a "Digoin/ Sarreguemines/France" stamp. $9 from Take a Second Look, Inc., Cuddebackville, NY, through Ebay, June, '99.
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 is another well defined image. This stamp helps one to read the stamp on the other two brown plates.