"Montières Samara: Plate With Flowers Decor And White Crackle Vase"Rare Montières plate, Samara period, decoration painted with blue vase and stylized flowers in a circle. White enamel background with cracks as in the later series (see reproduction from the 1987 book “Montières” where the plate does not appear, the model and the decor were unknown at the time of publication) Wears a monogram intaglio: "BB" and a swastika Diameter 19.5 cm Very good condition (two tiny streaks of white enamel on the edge and on the back) Around 1920 Details on the swastika: "Symbol in the shape of a cross with four equal bent branches , most often to the left, which appears on Aegean and Greek pottery, among the Germans and found in India, the Far East and in pre-Columbian civilizations. In India, the swastika continues to be the auspicious symbol most widely used by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists ”: (Encyclop. Univ.t. 201975, p. 1856).