Charming & rare set of eight antique French 8" cabinet plates, a Terre de Fer souvenir set of the 1900 World Exposition in Paris! Each with matching blue & white borders consisting of a stunning array of French themes & medallions, the centers with black scenes of prominent Parisian architecture for or involved in the 1900 Expo. A number of Paris' most noted structures were built for the Exposition, including the Gare de Lyon, the Gare d'Orsay (now the MusÃ©e d'Orsay), the Pont Alexandre III, the Grand Palais, La Ruche, and the Petit Palais. The first line of the Paris Metro also began operation to coincide with the Exposition. A set of eight here, each unique and numbered and includes #2 Les Champs-Elysee Et L'Avenue Des Invalides, #4 Pont Alexandre III, #6 Le Grand Palais, #7 Palais D'Enseignement Instruments Science Et Arts, #8 Palais des Mines Et de la Metallurgie, #10 Palais de Mobilier Et des Industries, #11 Palais des ...Tissus Et?, and what looks like #23 Palais de L'Electricite.
Good-very good condition. One with a crack extending roughly 2" from the rim inward on plate #4. Some age discoloration to a few but in overall fine shape and great for wall or cabinet displayed decorative pieces! Can't get much more of that desirable French appeal!