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Serving dish
  • Serving dish
    Tempesta, Antonio, born 1555 - died 1630
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Serving dish

  • Place of origin:

    Marseilles (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700-ca. 1710 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tempesta, Antonio, born 1555 - died 1630 (artist)
    Saint-Jean-du-Désert pottery factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

  • Museum number:

    472-1870

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 25, shelf 2

Tin-glazed earthenware (faience) dominated ceramic production in Europe from the beginning of the 15th century until the middle of the 18th century. The faience of Italy, France and Holland show how each country took the lead in making ceramics of this kind. The most accomplished factories found the Courts of Europe a ready market for their wares. The fashion for imported Chinese porcelain popularised the use of a delicate blue and white palette. European factories quickly adapted this decoration to the grand and robust style known as 'Baroque'.
This plate, made at Antoine Clérissy's prestigious factory at Marseilles is painted with a hunting scene after Antonio Tempesta (1555-1630).

Physical description

Large circular dish with lappet and scroll border, tin-glazed earthenware, the centre painted in blue over purple outlines with a hunting subject after Antonio Tempesta

Place of Origin

Marseilles (made)

Date

ca. 1700-ca. 1710 (made)

Artist/maker

Tempesta, Antonio, born 1555 - died 1630 (artist)
Saint-Jean-du-Désert pottery factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue

Object history note

Bought from the Aigoin Collection
Acquisition type: Purchase

Descriptive line

Large circular dish with lappet and scroll border, earthenware, the centre painted with a hunting subject after Antonio Tempesta, Saint-Jean-du-Désert pottery factory, France, about 1700-1710

Production Note

Saint-Jean-du-Désert factory (Clérissy factory); Acquired as Marseilles, Antoine Clérissy factory, c. 1697; relabelled St-Jean-du-Désert, late 17th century. For another similar after Tempesta dated to the early 18th century see Dorothée Guillemé Brulon, Moustiers and Marseilles - Sources et rayonnement, Histoire de la Faïence Francaise, Paris, 1998, p. 71.

Subjects depicted

Hunting

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware; Tableware & cutlery

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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