I'll never pass by a rebus if I can help it, whether French or English or otherwise. From what I know, it was common dinner party fun in early 19th c. France to place rebus plates in front of guests as an amusement--and what could be better than that? My French is not good enough to solve this one easily, but I love looking at it anyway and surely with some effort someone better than me could puzzle it out. Such a pretty yellow rim border, and then an inside border of bunches of grapes on the vine. Stamped (impressed) with Creil on the reverse for Creil Montereau, early 19th c.
8 3/8" in diameter, with a hairline crack to the rim, as documented. Otherwise in very good condition.