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    The Gold Rush as Seen Through French Eyes. This 8" transferware plate was made in France, circa 1850, and depicts a subject quite topical; namely, the California Gold Rush. The decorative border says, in French, "California Gold Mines San Francisco." The central portion shows a ship's captain and a prospector conversing on a crowded wharf. The captain says he made a million in the mines and wants to return to France. The other fellow replies that it's impossible to make the return journey with less than one-and-a-half million. The plate was made by Lebeuf & Milliet of Creil and Montereau, France. It is in excellent condition and very rare.

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    November, 2010
    17th Wednesday
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