Set of six iron clay plates decorated with birds on flowering branches
No earthenware stamp but a "Terre de fer" stamp on the reverse, as well as the trace of the pernettes on the reverse.
A pernette is a tripod type support, generally made of fireclay, which prevents the pottery from touching in the kiln during firing. Pernettes are mainly used in the case of glazed pottery, whose fusible enamel coating risks causing the pieces to stick together. Their pointed end leaves an unglazed mark at the points of contact with the piece. (Source: wikipedia)
These old plates, from the end of the 19th century or the very beginning of the 20th century, are in perfect condition, without any trace of scratches, wear or patina.