French Faience St. Clément Chinoiserie Plates


What a charming set of faience dishes for your table and hutch! Sold in sets of 4.


These St. Clément faience dishes are truly a special set. Featuring charming Chinoiserie motifs, almost every plate design is unique. A Chinese man centers each one doing various activities from fishing to smoking and juggling to playing music. Florals decorate the rims. The vibrant pinks, greens, blues, and yellows are typical of the petit feu style of faience. Vintage earthenware, 1970s. Marked on back with pink St. Clément mark.

Sold in sets of 4: 16 total dinners and 12 total salads. Priced per set of 4. To order more than 4 just update the quantity and add to your cart. If you order all 4 or 3 sets of dinners or salads, you will receive a 20% discount.

Size: Dinners 10”D; Salads 7.5”D

Condition note: a few slight chips to rims here and there – only noted 2 on 2 different dinners and 1 on a salad.

French faience is a tin-glazed earthenware form of pottery that dates back to the 16th century. It was originally brought to France by Italian artisans. Among the French nobility faience gained sudden status when Louis XIV’s sumptuary laws required the melting down of gold and silver objects for coinage. Courtiers turned to locally produced pottery to replace their elaborate dinner services.

See the full tablescape with these dishes here.

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Dinner, Salad