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"Fables de La Fontaine"

1980?  Large (11" diameter) single plate with a banner on its face "Fables de La Fontaine."  Brown, blue, and green.  15 from "MK" at St. Ouen, June, '19.

This encounter at the St. Ouen flea market was unusual.  I asked about fable books and cards.  As they presented me with a simple book, which I bought, they also alerted each other, reached in the back and, as I recall, cleaned up a plate that they had: this plate!  I can find no other identifying marks.  The most popular characters from La Fontaine are here: fox, crow, cicada, tortoise, town and country mice, hare, bear, frog, and heron.  The interplay of the three colors in the bodies and dress of the characters, as well as in the sky and the tree, is pleasing.  A pretty plate!