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'Rousseau' service

  • Object:

    Tureen

  • Place of origin:

    Creil (made)

  • Date:

    1866-1867 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Braquemond, Felix (designer)
    Rousseau, François Eugène, born 1827 - died 1891 (made for)
    LeBeuf, Milliet et Cie. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, transfer-printed and painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by F.-E. Rousseau

  • Museum number:

    695-1869

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 37, shelf 6

Physical description

This hand-painted tureen is part of a service very influenced by the Japanese style. The lid is decorated with a leafy design, and has a handle on top in the form of an apple. The bowl has two handles and is decorated with a realistic fish.

Place of Origin

Creil (made)

Date

1866-1867 (made)

Artist/maker

Braquemond, Felix (designer)
Rousseau, François Eugène, born 1827 - died 1891 (made for)
LeBeuf, Milliet et Cie. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, transfer-printed and painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'Creil / LM & Cie / Montereau / Modèle / E Rousseau / a / Paris'
Printed in black

Dimensions

Height: 13 cm, Diameter: 21 cm

Object history note

This model was shown in the Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1867. The motifs were taken from Japanese prints including the Mangwa of the artist, Hokusai.

Descriptive line

Tureen and cover, 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

Labels and date

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

695-1869

'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]

Production Note

Designed by Felix Braquemond, made for François-Eugène Rousseau, by Lebeuf & Milliet et Cie.

Materials

Earthenware; Enamel

Techniques

Transfer-printed; Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Fish; Fruit, Apples

Categories

Ceramics; Art Pottery; Earthenware; Tableware & cutlery

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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