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Candlestick

Candlestick

  • Place of origin:

    Blois (made)

  • Date:

    1866 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ulysse Besnard (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware painted with enamels

  • Museum number:

    548-1869

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case H1, shelf 1

Physical description

Candlestick of earthenware painted with enamels. Decorated with grotesques, mermen and masks, and foliate decoration in Renaissance style. Circular base with a variously knopped stem and circular top flange.

Place of Origin

Blois (made)

Date

1866 (made)

Artist/maker

Ulysse Besnard (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware painted with enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'66 Blois' and 'V+'
Painted in blue. The mark derives from the sign of the convent 'la Croix-des-Pèlerins' adjacent to Besnard's pottery.

Dimensions

Height: 27.5 cm, Diameter: 15.9 cm base

Object history note

One of a pair with 547-1869.
Ulysse Besnard was a ceramic painter, a curator at Blois museum and taught at the school of design there. He established a pottery works in rue Levée in 1862 to reproduce earlier wares.

Descriptive line

Candlestick of earthenware painted with enamels, Ulysse Besnard, Blois, dated 1866.

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

Demmin,A.: Guide de l' Amateur de Faiences et Porcelaines; 1873, vol. II, p.643

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Grotesques; Masks; Scrolls; Mermen; Foliated

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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