The Wolf and the Lamb. Vintage French Faience Plate. Nursery Decor.

$24.56 $28.90


An cute French ceramic wall plate dating to the 1930's.
It has been decorated with a scene from the fable The Wolf and The Lamb by the famous French writer Jean De La Fontaine:

The Wolf and the Lamb, By Jean de La Fontaine (Translation by Eli Siegel)
The reason of those best able to have their way is always the best:
We now show how this is true.
A lamb was quenching its thirst
In the water of a pure stream.
A fasting wolf came by, looking for something;
He was attracted by hunger to this place.
—What makes you so bold as to meddle with my drinking?
Said this animal, very angry.
You will be punished for your boldness.
—Sir, answered the lamb, let Your Majesty
Not put himself into a rage;
But rather, let him consider
That I am taking a drink of water
In the stream
More than twenty steps below him;
And that, consequently, in no way,
Am I troubling his supply.
—You do trouble it, answered the cruel beast.
And I know you said bad things of me last year.
—How could I do that when I wasn't born,
Answered the lamb; I am still at my mother's breast.
—If it wasn't you, then it was your brother.
—I haven't a brother.—It was then someone close to you;
For you have no sympathy for me,
You, your shepherds and your dogs.
I have been told of this.I have to make things even.
Saying this, into the woods
The wolf carries the lamb, and then eats him
Without any other why or wherefore.

The colourful transferware plate has a stylish turquoise basket weave border with a thin gold accent on the rim.
There are no visible manufacturer's marks.

DIMENSIONS:
7" Wide (18cm)

CONDITION:
The wall plate is in very good condition with no chips or cracks.

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