These are absolutely pristine and utterly elegant plates. On a white ground, the plates are edged with cobalt blue enamel and decorated with lots of gold trims. In the center of each plate is a chevalier's, or knight's,armorial crest with the legend "Sans Criante". Sans Criante translates as 'without fear' or fearlessly. Each plate bears the mark of G. Boutigny & Cie., Palais Royal, Paris. Catering only to the elite, G. Boutigny & Cie operated on commission and decorated porcelain with armorials, crowns, crests, and coats of arms for society's elite. Here are 6 such plates. Measuring 9 5/8" diameter; I would consider these luncheon of salad size. Certainly they are as large as some dinner plates, of course. Condition is pristine. The bold pure design of these plates, with scalloped edges, makes them very distinctive. These plates are fabulous!
Antique Porcelain & Pottery
Antique Plates & Chargers