Featured A pottie question: Sarreguemines covered dish

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by lvetterli, Jan 30, 2024.

  1. lvetterli

    lvetterli Well-Known Member

    I've had this little dish/pot for some time and recently searched for info. Read all about Sarreguemines, know the pottery was originally in France but later was in German territory. What I don't find is any other redware that looks remotely like this. This is not fine china, feels like stoneware. It is about 5" end to end, 2 1/2"front to back and stands about 2 1/2"tall with the lid in place. The interior of the lid and pot are both glazed and glossy. It would be nice to know what kind of bird is on the top, it looks like a duck but I believe there is a more specific name for it with its long beak and the way the leg and foot are shown. So, my potty friends, I need your help! Thanks for being there!

    Linda I
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  2. LauraGarnet02

    LauraGarnet02 Well-Known Member

    I don't have any info about Sarreguemines pottery being made in Germany, or redware, but I did want to tell you it looks like a little tiny replica of an antique game pie dish.
    If you do an internet search for antique game pie dish you'll see what I mean.
  3. LauraGarnet02

    LauraGarnet02 Well-Known Member

    I did discover in the last few minutes that the tiny game pie dishes are for patee.

    Made in Germany. Redware.
    Antique Sarreguemines Germany Plate Redware Blue With Gold Floral Enamel 7 3/4”
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  4. lvetterli

    lvetterli Well-Known Member

    Thank you @LauraGarnet02 ! I was beginning to despair of learning more about it. Now I can move forward with it!

    Gratefully, Linda
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  5. LauraGarnet02

    LauraGarnet02 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully someone can ID your bird now that you're bumped back up.

    I looked at spoonbill and shovelbill birds, but had no luck.
  6. lvetterli

    lvetterli Well-Known Member

    I found paté dishes made by other companies also called terrines, but no other redware by Sarreguemines. But my poor slow brain finally made the connection: its a duck of some kind. Paté is often made of duck liver. Click!
    Any progress is good.

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  7. LauraGarnet02

    LauraGarnet02 Well-Known Member

  8. lvetterli

    lvetterli Well-Known Member

    Thank you @LauraGarnet02! By googling Sarreguemines I discovered it is in Alsace-Lorraine which was German territory from 1878-1917, which accounts for being labeled both French and German and gives me a timeframe. So it is a true antique.

    I think that should do it!

    Thanks! Linda
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  9. KylieS

    KylieS Well-Known Member

    Nice dish! I'm pretty sure this would be a foie Gras dish specifically, the fatty pate made from duck livers. These aren't very common to find here in France - I haven't seen one of these before :)
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  10. lvetterli

    lvetterli Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much, @KylieS That gives me more search terms!
    Off on another rabbit trail!

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  11. lvetterli

    lvetterli Well-Known Member

    Oh, my! Using just "foie gras" to search with and narrowing it to pottery and glass I found several other Sarreguemines pieces! Amazing what a difference the right search terms makes!
    Thanks everyone, it really does take a village!

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