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  • Place of origin:

    Cannes (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Castel, Léon (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brown stoneware with a lustre glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Herman Hart, Esq. in memory of his wife

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 38, shelf 4

Ceramics with mottled or lustred glazes were popular around the turn of the 1900s as part of the fashionable 'art pottery' style. Several potteries in the south of France made this type of ware.

Physical description

Vase of brown stoneware. Ovoid body with an out-turned rim, mottled green and crimson lustred glaze.

Place of Origin

Cannes (made)


ca. 1900 (made)


Castel, Léon (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Brown stoneware with a lustre glaze

Marks and inscriptions

'M.Chevalier Castel Cannes'


Height: 9.5 cm, Diameter: 6.4 cm

Historical context note

Léon Castel (dates unknown) worked with Marcel Chevalier who founded La Faiencerie du Mont-Chevalier at Cannes in 1888, making earthenwares and stonewares, with mottled and lustred glazes in the style of the more famous Massier family pottery nearby in southern France. Production continued until about 1920.

Descriptive line

Vase of brown stoneware, made by Léon Castel, Cannes, ca. 1900




Lustre; Glazed


Art Pottery; Ceramics; Stoneware


Ceramics Collection

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