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Ewer and cover

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lunéville pottery factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware painted in colours

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Bequest of Captain H. B. Murray

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 47, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Moulded and painted with scalloping, scrollwork and flowers, the ornament picked out in purple

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1760-1770 (made)


Lunéville pottery factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in colours

Object history note

Bought from the Rosenheim Sale 3 May 1923, lot 218, where described as a Höchst rosewater ewer and dish (for dish, which does not match, see C.251B-1923)

Descriptive line

Tin-glazed earthenware ewer, painted with flowers, made at Lunéville pottery factory, France, ca. 1760-1770

Production Note

Catalogued as Höchst in the Rosenheim sale; acquired as Marseilles; examined in 1931 by Hans Haug, Director of Strasbourg Museum, who suggested an attribution to a Lorraine factory; reattributed to Lunéville, c. 1760-80; for an example attributed to Lunéville and dated 1760-70 see Dorothée Guillemé Brulon, Strasbourg & Niderviller - Sources et rayonnement, Histoire de la Faïence Francaise, Paris, 1999, p. 108 (top). For another of this shape but lacking cover see 2995-1853. Illustrated in Arthur Lane, French Faïence, 1948, pl. 80, where described as 'perhaps Lunéville, about 1750-70'.


Tin-glazed earthenware; Earthenware


Glazing (coating); Painting (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Flowers (plants)


Ceramics; Household objects; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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