This lot features another California Gold Rush plate from France made by Creil & Montereau, and sold by the Lebeuf & Milliet pottery shop circa 1850. Creil and Montereau pottery, a business which operated until 1895 and was created from the amalgamation of two potteries, one at Creil-sur-Oise, north of Paris, established in 1797, and another at Montereau, south of Paris, established in 1748. Louis Lebeuf and Etienne Thibault operated the business from 1825 to 1833, and the wares were stamped 'Creil and Montereau' and 'Lebeuf Milliet & Cie.' from about 1840 until the death of Lebeuf in 1876. Earthenware made at the Creil factory was the first French pottery to use transfer printing on earthenware. By reproducing engravings on different topics, they created several sets of plates. This plate shows a humorous scene of one miner disrobing another miner’s trousers with his pick. The caption reads “Acident a Redouter Aux Mines D’or, Quand Votre Voisin a Mauvaise Vue” and translates to “Accident at Gold Mines, when your neighbor has bad sight”. The piece is marked on the back by the maker as shown. The French gold rush plate is in good condition. It measures 8.25” in diameter.
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