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  • Place of origin:

    Creil-Montereau (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1868 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Reinvillier, Lucy (painter)
    Lebeuf & Milliet (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, painted in colours

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 36, shelf 6

The South Kensington Museum (the V&A) was founded with a collection of contemporary work from many countries to be used as a teaching collection for the instruction of students at its own design school (now the Royal College of Art) as well as at a network of associated design schools throughout the country. The museum was also interested in the work of students abroad and this dish was acquired as such an example. The student, Mlle Lucy Reinvillier, then aged 20, decorated this dish after a painting by Edouard Rischgitz

Physical description

Dish of earthenware, painted in the centre with a pair of wild ducks in flight over water.

Place of Origin

Creil-Montereau (made)


ca. 1868 (made)


Reinvillier, Lucy (painter)
Lebeuf & Milliet (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, painted in colours

Marks and inscriptions

'L.M. & cie Depose' within an image of a tazza, 'Creil et Montereau' printed; '3J' and an arrow, incised; 'E H [?] d'ap Es Rzs [?]' painted
'EH' is for Mlle Eugénie Hautier, head of the Ecole Practique des Arts Industriels pour les jeunes Filles, Paris, where this dish was painted.


Diameter: 34 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, earthenware painted in colours, by Lucy Reinvillier, made by Lebeuf & Milliet, Creil-Montereau, France, ca. 1868

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

V&A Museum: Minton 1798-1910 ; exhibition, London, 1976, cat. no. H8
Atterbury, Paul and Maureen Batkin: The Dictionary of Minton, Antique Collectors Club, 1990, p.297

Production Note

Painted at the École Practique des Arts Industriels pour les Jeunes Filles, Paris, under the direction of Mlle. Eugénie Hautier




Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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