French tazza, a footed dessert or cake plate, in the cornflower (barbeaux) pattern, a decoration much preferred by Marie Antoinette. Consisting of three parts, put together by a screw and wing nut, the top plateau probably intended for a bowl in the same pattern. France (Paris), unmarked, c 1800. Diameter "9¾/ 25 cm and height "4/ 10,5 cm. Condition: corrosion to the metal parts, otherwise fine.