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Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Marseilles (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1755-ca. 1785 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fauchier pottery factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware painted in colours

  • Museum number:

    459-1870

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case Z1, shelf 3

Physical description

Circular plate flat base and scalloped border with wavy edge, tin-glazed earthenware, the border painted in colours with rocaille ornament, the centre painted in green with lovers with musical instruments in a rustic landscape

Place of Origin

Marseilles (made)

Date

ca. 1755-ca. 1785 (made)

Artist/maker

Fauchier pottery factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in colours

Object history note

Bought from the Aigoin Collection
Acquisition type: Purchase

Descriptive line

Circular plate, tin-glazed earthenware, painted with lovers in a rustic landscape, probably made at Fauchier pottery factory, France, about 1755-1785

Labels and date

Gallery 128 Decant 2003

The main subject was possibly by a painter who worked also at the Tour d'Aigues factory in Provence. [07/06/2004]

Production Note

Acquired as Marseilles.
Notes in register: 'Stated by M. Charles Damiron to be of the same origin as a plate in the Musée Ceramique, Sévres, marked 'fait à La Tour-d'Aigues'' (illustrated Dorothée Guillemé Brulon, Moustiers and Marseilles - Sources et rayonnement, Histoire de la Faïence Francaise, Paris, 1998, p. 136, where dated to the second half of the 18th century, and Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, exhibition catalogue, 'Faïences Françaies, XVIe-XVIIIe siècles', 1980, cat. 58, where given the same date).
'In the opinion of M. Gilbert Lévy, dealer of Paris (1937), this is of Marsailles faience madeat the Fauchier factory'
For a plate with a similar polychrome border and attributed to the Fauchier factory see Dorothée Guillemé Brulon, Moustiers and Marseilles - Sources et rayonnement, Histoire de la Faïence Francaise, Paris, 1998, p. 85.

Materials

Earthenware

Subjects depicted

Rocaille; Musical instruments; Woods; Landscape; Figures; Rustic; Lovers

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware; Tableware & cutlery

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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