These wonderful conversation plates are very amusing.
This particular set of 3 features policemen getting ready for work, waking up ,washing up, and in uniform.
When they were made, the pictures and text were put on the table first. That gave the guests the opportunity to compare each others drawings and converse about them.
The French call them speaking plates or rebus plates.
These three plates are in wonderful condition with no chips or cracks.
They measure 7 3/4 inches round.
They should be used for display only but if you do use them never put anything hot on them. Perhaps a bread plate would work. Also, do not put in the dishwasher.
The company Digoin and Sarreguemines is very famous in France and they made these plates.