'Rousseau' service

1866-1867 (made)
'Rousseau' service thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Place Of Origin

Dish of earthenware, depicting fowls and flowers, on white ground.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware, transfer-printed and painted in enamels
Brief Description
Dish, part of the 'Rousseau' service, earthenware transfer-printed and painted in enamels; designed by Felix Braquemond, made for François-Eugène Rousseau, by Lebeuf Milliet et Cie., Creil, France, 1866-67
Physical Description
Dish of earthenware, depicting fowls and flowers, on white ground.
  • Diameter: 30.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'Creil / LM & Cie / Montereau / Modèle / E Rousseau / a / Paris' (Printed in black)
Gallery Label
  • Label for 'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900', Gallery 101, de-canted March 2017: '9 Part of a Dinner Service Painted with Animals in Japanese Style About 1866 Shown at the International Exhibition, Paris, 1867 This service, one of the first to be inspired by Japenese design, was highly influential in both France and England. Bracquemond took the images from published drawings by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). In England, Minton & Co. Produced closely related designs. France, Creil; commissioned by F.-E. Rousseau; designed by F.-J.-A. Bracquemond; made by Lebeuf, Milliet et Cie Earthenware, printed Museum nos. 695, 698-1869 Given by François-Eugène Rousseau'(22/04/2017)
  • TUREEN AND COVER PLATE 698-1869 'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900' This service was exhibited at the Universal Exhibition held in Paris in 1867, with other early examples of the French interest in the Japanese. The designs were commissioned by Eugène Rousseau from Félix-Joseph-Auguste Bracquemond who took the drawings directly from the Mangwa of Hokusai. The service was extremely influential both in France and also in England, notably on W.S. Coleman who produced closely related designs for the Minton porcelain factory. Given by F.-E. Rousseau(1987-2006)
Credit line
Given by F.-E. Rousseau
Object history
This model was shown in the Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1867. The motifs were taken from Japanese prints including the Mangwa of the artist, Hokusai.
Designed by Felix Braquemond, made for François-Eugène Rousseau, by Lebeuf & Milliet et Cie.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Coutts, Howard, Emile Gallé and the Origins of Art Nouveau (County Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2007). ISBN 0-9548182-6-7.
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record createdApril 11, 2006
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