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Table fountain

Table fountain

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in colours

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 45, shelf 8

Physical description

Formed as Amphitrite seated on a shell-shaped chariot drawn by a dolphin

Place of Origin

France (made)


1750-1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in colours

Object history note

Bought from the Aigoin Collection

Descriptive line

(IN FORM OF AMPHITRITE); Eastern France, 18

Labels and date

Gallery 128 Decant 2003

Possibly made in Eastern France, possibly at Holitsch in Hungary [07/06/2004]

Production Note

Acquired as Strasbourg, 1750-60; reattributed to Eastern France, late 18th century; reattributed to Holitsch, Hungary; a similar figure is known in faience fine, but with decoration suggestive of a 19th century date; another of this 18th century type was in the private collection of a major ceramic scholar in 1985, who, however, did not know how to attribute it; at that time the object was attributed to Les Islettes on the label, though this attribution does not appear in the register.
Jacques Bastian reattributed the fountain to Eastern France, but with no precise factory (May 2010).


Tin-glazed earthenware


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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