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Tray

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1774 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Niderviller pottery and porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in enamel colours

  • Museum number:

    481-1870

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 13, shelf 3

This piece and companion are painted in trompe l'oeil style imitating wood (the graining imitates deal). Tray and teapot would have been part of a 'solitaire'; a tea service meant for one person composed of a tray, teapot, tea cup, sugar bowl and milk jug. Complete sets are rare.

Physical description

Tray, tin-glazed earthenware, painted in trompe l'oeil style as a wooden tray (the graining imitates deal) to which a piece of paper painted with a landscape in pink enamel has been fixed

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1774 (dated)

Artist/maker

Niderviller pottery and porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in enamel colours

Marks and inscriptions

The enamelling is signed 'J. deutsch del. S. culpt a [or interlaced 'C's in monogram] Niderviller, 1774'

Dimensions

Length: 33.3 cm, Width: 19.8 cm

Object history note

Bought from the Aigoin Collection.

Descriptive line

Tray, tin-glazed earthenware, painted in trompe l'oeil style as a wooden tray, Niderviller pottery and porcelain factory, France, 1774

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

A. Lane, French Faïence, 1948, pl. 78B

Subjects depicted

Castles; Paper (fiber product); Trompe-l'oeil; Wood; Painting; Bridges; Landscapes (representations)

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware; Tableware & cutlery

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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