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  • Plate
    Deck, Joseph-Théodore, born 1823 - died 1891
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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1867-1869 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Deck, Joseph-Théodore, born 1823 - died 1891 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, painted with lustre

  • Credit Line:

    Given by T. Deck

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Joseph-Théodore Deck (1823-1891), born in Guebwiller, Alsace, was apprenticed to a traditional stove-making firm in Strasbourg, learning his trade there and then in other centres in Germany and Austria. He moved to Paris in about 1851 as overseer for the Dumas stove and tile firm, and in 1855 opened his own studio and, later his own retail shop, with his brother Xavier. Deck specialised in researching glazes and colours inspired by the ceramics of the Middle and Far East and he made wares in many of these styles including Persian and Chinese as well as imitations of cloisonné enamels and 'Rhodian-ware'. In 1887, only three years before his death, he became Director of the National Manufactory at Sèvres.

Physical description

Circular plate of earthenware decorated in red-brown and gold lustres. On the upper surface with armorial shields and crowns, and on the underside with flowers and foliage.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


ca. 1867-1869 (made)


Deck, Joseph-Théodore, born 1823 - died 1891 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, painted with lustre

Marks and inscriptions

'TH Deck'
impressed on reverse


Diameter: 35.5 cm

Descriptive line

Circular plate of earthenware decorated in red-brown and gold lustres, made by Joseph-Théodore Deck, Paris, ca. 1867-1869.





Subjects depicted

Foliage; Shield; Flowers; Crown


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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