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Authentic French Navy Naval Cutlasses, Boarding Axes, French Navy Dinnerware (Ancre Marine Nationale, La Royale Vaiselle Inox Porcelaine) and Naval Tableware used by Officer's, Petty Officer's and Enlisted Crew Aboard Ship and Shore. Very distinctive Blue Fouled Anchor on all French Navy Plates, French Navy Cups and Saucers, and French Navy Bowls, (Tasses Cafe + Soucoupe, Bols, Assiettes Soupe)


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French Naval Port of Brest ca 1850-1880 - One of the Oldest Surviving Photographs of the French Fleet at Anchor in the Day of Sail

french navy serving bowl and plates for Petty Officer's Mess and Officer's Wardroom French Navy Silverplated Bottle Coaster

Above photo illustrates an 11" squarish large French Navy serving bowl for the Officer's Wardroom Mess, 10" dinner plate and 8" salad plate or bread and butter plate also all in the same gold rope and gold fouled anchor pattern which was reserved for the French Navy Officer's Mess and Wardroom ca 1965. Additionally seen to the right is a 9" dinner plate and 7" salad plate which were used for the enlisted French Navy Petty Officer's Mess, ca 1963. Also shown to the left is a Silverplated Bottle Coaster!

All shown patterns and pieces plus matching cups and saucers are available for sale here on The Pirates Lair - See Below!

french navy bowl officer's wardroom china french navy anchor topmark

Photo above illustrates a heavy duty 9" French Navy bowl used in the Petty Officer's mess. All French Navy plates and china dinnerware and silverware uses the same Fouled Anchor topmark with distinction being the color and size.

Photo to the right shows the French Navy (or Marine Nationale) topmark which consists of a blue fouled anchor. Note the crisp blue nautical rope design around the bowl. Some newer French Navy dinnerware has a more stylized anchor design, however it is not very chic or as desirable as the original fouled anchor motif.

French Navy or Marine Nationale has some of the most beautiful and detailed officers wardroom and enlisted mess dinnerware.

french navy topmark french navy recruit manual 1941 showing French fouled anchor

Photo to the left shows in detail the distinctive French Navy fouled anchor as the topmark on the offered china. The photo to the right shows a dated 1941 French Navy Recruit Manual illustrating the French Fouled Anchor.

Like most of the world's navies the French standarized their stylized anchor almost used as a trademark for their naval service. Most navies do not deviate or change their anchor's. An example would be the United States Navy, it has only changed it's fouled anchor symbol once in over 100 years - from a twisted arm to a fixed straight arm!

french navy oblong serving dish for wardroom officers mess french navy milk or cream pitcher for wardroom officers mess

Above are a cream or milk pitcher and oblong serving dish used in the wardroom officers mess. Two fantastic pieces!

 
French Navy Silverplate Bottle Coaster, (Marine Nationale)
Elegant bottle coaster produced by Christofole ca 1920s with the French Navy Anchor Fouled Anchor and Naval Twisted Rope along the top edge.
 
French Navy Silverplated Bottle Coaster
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6"
 
$195.
 
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French Navy Bowls Petty Officers Mess, (Marine Nationale) 9" Soup Bowl
Handsome Nautical Bowl with Blue Twisted Rope on the Rim and Blue French Navy Fouled Anchor as the Topmark, used in the Petty Officer's Mess
 
1950-1960 French Navy Soup Bowl
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9"
 
$75. Each Bowl
 
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French Navy Plates Petty Officers Mess, (Marine Nationale) 9" Dinner Plate
Handsome Nautical Dinner Plate with Blue Twisted Rope on the Rim and Blue French Navy Fouled Anchor as the Topmark, used in the Petty Officer's Mess
 
1950-1960 French Navy Dinner Plate
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9"
 
$95. Each Plate
 
Call To Order 540 659 6209
 
French Navy Plates, Petty Officers Mess, (Marine Nationale) 7" Salad or Bread and Butter Plate
Handsome Nautical Salad Plate or Bread and Butter Plate with Blue Twisted Rope on the Rim and Blue French Navy Fouled Anchor as the Topmark, used in the Petty Officer's Mess
 
1950-1960 French Navy Dinner Plate
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7"
 
$55. Each Plate
 
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French Navy Cups, Petty Officers Mess (Marine Nationale) Coffee Cup and Saucer
Handsome Nautical Matching Coffee Cup and Saucer with Blue Twisted Rope on the Rim and Blue French Navy Fouled Anchor as the Topmark, used in the Petty Officer's Mess
 
1950-1960 French Navy Coffee Cup and Saucer
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Cup and Saucer
 
$125.
 
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French Navy Cups, Petty Officers Mess, (Marine Nationale) Coffee Cup ONLY
Handsome Nautical Coffee Cup with Blue Twisted Rope on the Rim and Blue French Navy Fouled Anchor as the Topmark, used in the Petty Officer's Mess
 
1950-1960 French Navy Coffee Cup Only
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Cup ONLY
 
$75.
 
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French Navy Saucer, Petty Officers Mess (Marine Nationale) Saucer ONLY
Handsome Nautical Saucer with Blue Twisted Rope on the Rim and Blue French Navy Fouled Anchor as the Topmark, used in the Petty Officer's Mess
 
1950-1960 French Navy Saucer Only
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Saucer ONLY
 
$65.
 
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French Navy Serving Bowls, Officers Mess, (Marine Nationale)
Stunning, Beautiful Large Nautical Serving Bowl with Gold Twisted Rope along the Rim, French Navy Gold Fouled Anchor Topmark, used in the Officer's Mess ca 1965
 
1965 French Navy Officers Serving Bowl
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12"
 
$435.
 
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French Navy Dinner Plate, Officers Mess, (Marine Nationale)
Stunning, Beautiful Large Nautical Dinner Plate with Gold Twisted Rope along the Rim, French Navy Gold Fouled Anchor Topmark, used in the Officer's Mess ca 1965
 
1965 French Navy Officers Dinner Plate
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10"
 
$125.
 
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French Navy Salad or Roll Plate, Officers Mess, (Marine Nationale)
Stunning, Beautiful Large Nautical Salad or Roll and Butter Plate with Gold Twisted Rope along the Rim, French Navy Gold Fouled Anchor Topmark, used in the Officer's Mess ca 1965
 
1965 French Navy Officers Dinner Plate
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8"
 
$75.
 
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Large French Navy Milk or Cream Pitcher, Officers Mess, (Marine Nationale)
Beautiful Milk or Cream Pitcher with Gold Twisted Rope along the Rim, French Navy Gold Fouled Anchor Topmark, used in the Officer's Mess ca 1960s. Made by Haviland, France, Limoges
 
1965 French Navy Officers Cream or Milk Pitcher
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6.5" H x 5" W
 
$295.
 
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French Navy Oblong Serving Dish, Officers Mess, (Marine Nationale)
Beautiful Oblong Serving Dish, Perfect as a Receiving Plate! With Gold Twisted Rope along the Rim, French Navy Gold Fouled Anchor Topmark, used in the Officer's Mess ca 1960s. Made by Charles Ahrenfeldt, Limoges, France
 
1965 French Navy Officers Serving Dish or Receiving Plate
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8" Long
 
$295.
 
Call To Order 540 659 6209

Below are links to other Antique Nautical and French Naval Artifacts and Militaria that may be of further interest:

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RARE! French Naval Cutlass, M1833 M1801, Some with Scabbard, All Marked!
Excellent Condition - Museum Quality. French Naval Anchors on both sides of the blade and stamped on the inside hilt handguard cup. Has all of the appropriate maker marks, cartouche and poincon clear and visible.
 
French M1833 Naval Cutlass
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ANY TEXT BELOW THIS LINE IS SOLEY FOR THE BENEFIT OF SEARCH BOTS, SPYDERS AND OTHER DENIZENS OF THE DEEP DARK SEA INTERNET The French Navy Bowls called the French navy of France. The French Navy Cups and Saucers apparently had fine china tableware made for it.
Which included a serving bowl or tureen. This would be a perfect gift for French Naval attache, a French diplomat or even as a formal presentation gift for a French Ambassador

A French Navy Plates and military attache would also love to have this official French tableware and perhaps even French Navy dinnerware as it includes the soup bowls, fish servers, various sugar bowls and dinner plates and cups.