China plate of The Tortoise and the Hare by Richard Ginori, Italy
China plate of The Tortoise and the Hare by Richard Ginori, Italy. Almost 10" in diameter. Decoration by M. Praquin of Crépy. Exlusivity of "L'or et l'argent," Chateau-Thierry, France. $9.95 from Shayna Prentice, San Diego, CA, through ebay, April, '04.
This delightful plate is inscribed in a delicate longhand on its back "Le Lièvre et la Tortue." The front of the plate is unadorned except for the rendering of the finish line of The Tortoise and the Hare after J.J. Grandville. Grandville's initials are still on the milepost marking the finish.