Hand painted faience platter. Item 4082.This very decorative faience platter features a colourful hand painted floral centrepiece. It has a diameter of 310 mm (12 inches) and stands 43 mm (1.75 inches) high. Faience is tin glazed earthenware that has its origins several hundred years ago. This piece is a bit wobbly and it has a number of imperfections to the glaze, but these add to its rustic charm. It would display well on a stand, on a wall or in the centre of a table as a fruit bowl. Probably French, it would date from the first half of the twentieth century.