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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Jardiniere

ca. 1660-1680 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

The Court style of 17th century France was indebted to the influence of Italy. Initially, Nevers (central France) was the leader of French faience production. It's workforce comprised many Italian artists, who brought with them their characteristic painterly style. Native French and popular Far and Middle Eastern sources were also used in the development of a style particularly associated with Nevers.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware, painted
Brief description
Jardiniere in tin-glazed earthenware with scroll handles, Nevers, ca. 1660-1680.
Physical description
Jardiniere in tin-glazed earthenware with 'bleu persan' decoration. Painted with flowers and garlands in white and yellow with scroll handles.
Dimensions
  • Maximum diameter: 34cm
  • Diameter: 24.5cm
  • Height: 21.4cm
Object history
One of a pair with 372-1870.
Subjects depicted
Summary
The Court style of 17th century France was indebted to the influence of Italy. Initially, Nevers (central France) was the leader of French faience production. It's workforce comprised many Italian artists, who brought with them their characteristic painterly style. Native French and popular Far and Middle Eastern sources were also used in the development of a style particularly associated with Nevers.
Collection
Accession number
372A-1870

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Record createdMarch 17, 2010
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