Antique possibly 18th century faience handpainted tin glazed plate with revolutionary cartoon

$55.32

Shipping to United States: $44.03

Antique French handpainted faience platter, shallow dish or plate, with the centre decorated with a free-drawn lampoon of the King fleeing the revolution.
On the night of the 21st June 1791 King Louis and his family fled the revolution with the aim of meeting with German soldiers, to return to Paris and quell the uprising. The text on this plate says 'Instead of treasure here is a big penny and three bad coins'
The border of floral decoration is in blue, purple and yellow details and the piece has a thick, uneven tin glaze on a pale terracotta base.
The decoration is made by hand and is quite naive and simplistic, a hand drawn cartoon.
Condition reflects the age of the piece. The front has areas of wear to the highest points of the rim. There are several imperfections in the glaze, with grit and pitting, particularly to the reverse. There are firing marks from stacking in the kiln. See photos for condition.
I believe the piece could be late 18th century in date and from a French producer, there is a green cross and dot on the reverse, possibly Nevers? I'm not an expert and this could be a later piece.
Size is approx 23cm diameter.

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