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Set of Five 'Gien, France' Porcelain Snail Plates

$90

market:

Stylegrade

dimensions:

7.5" W x 0.5" H x 7.5" L

2.8 lbs

style:

French Country

materials:

Ceramic

Tiggy
Tiggy & Pip
Tiggy & Pip is a vintage home décor shop by mother and son décor and interior design loving duo, Tiggy and Pip Coudray. With a shared love of all things French and vintage we opened our shop in 2011. Based in France, between Cognac and La Rochelle, we source unusual items from recent French and European history. Everyday French household items from the 1880's to 1980's which, although at one time were plentiful, are now increasingly rare and collectible. We source specialist props for films/photo shoots and interior designers. Many of our 'finds' are currently on display in a number of top New York restaurants and Hollywood apartments.

Description

This is a set of five wonderful snail (escargot) porcelain serving dishes from the 1960's. They are decorated in a classic white glaze with 'Bordeaux red line' detailing around the edge. Each one has twelve 'wells' to hold the cooked snails in place. You could use them to serve canapés/nibbles at dinner parties or as a 'designer egg tray' as the 'wells' are the perfect size to store eggs! Each Dish measures: 19cms /7½" diameter (21cms /8 ¼" to the handles) and weighs 400gms / 9ozs. They all have the 'Gien France' stamp on the undersides. The Gien pottery was founded in 1821 and is today the number one producer of the highest quality earthenware and porcelain in France. They are in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or scratches...........et voilà!...... Snails are traditionally served in a Rich Garlic Butter - Here is an example recipe if you'd like to try cooking this French Classic Cuisine at home: ESCARGOTS À LA BOURGUIGNONNE (SNAILS IN GARLIC–HERB BUTTER) Ingredients: 16 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened, 1⁄4 cup (minced) flat-leaf parsley, 1 tbsp. white wine, 1 tsp. cognac or French brandy, 3 cloves garlic (minced), 1 shallot (minced), salt, freshly ground black pepper, and nutmeg, to taste. 36 snails. In a bowl, whisk together butter, parsley, wine, cognac, garlic, and shallots with a fork. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight to let the flavours meld. Heat oven to 400°. Spoon about 1⁄2 tsp. of butter mixture into each snail shell. Push a snail into each shell; fill shells with remaining butter mixture. Cover bottom of a 9" x 13" baking pan with a layer of rock salt. Arrange snail shells butter side up on bed of salt and bake until butter sizzles, 10–12 minutes. Serve the snails into the dishes, accompanied with bread to soak up the butter. We offer FREE worldwide shipping. Your purchase will be carefully packaged and shipped from France using La Poste's First Class 'Colissimo International' service or UPS Express. It will be fully tracked, signed for and insured. We don't charge for packaging and should the worst happen we always refund or replace. Most orders ship the following business day. When we're extra busy, it may take up to 3 days. Once you have been notified of dispatch the delivery time frames are as follows: Europe: 1 - 5 working days. Rest of the World 5 -14 working days. Sign up at the bottom of the homepage on our website: https://www.tiggyandpip.com to receive our newsletter and discount/sales offers. Thank you for visiting, Tiggy X

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