Dating french faience

01 Apr

It dates from the 1920's and is in very good condition, apart from some chipping to the base rim, normally barely noticeable. It has a recessed base bearing the incised signature 'A Bigot' in script, together with the date 1911, and is covered in a coarse yellowish-brown glaze with blue blotches. The impressed mark, on the unglazed base, hard to decipher because of the clay adhesions, is that of the Fourmaintraux and Delassus Faiencerie, and replicates the factory mark on their tiles. Ref: S124 ~ Price 20GBPThis striking high-fired stoneware vase, tapering from a hexagonal base to a small hexagonal neck, is decorated in green and brown slips in the style known as 'gres flamme'.

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It feels an early piece and shows signs of a kiln fault, blistering to the lower third of the vase. the condition of both the jar and the inset lid is excellent, with no cracks, hairlines, chips or rubs. C., and is in excellent condition apart from a small glaze chip to the interior rim.

The base is inscribed 'Upchurch' with another squiggle beneath. It bears the impressed mark 'WATCOMBE TORQUAY' to the base. Ref: R063 ~ Price 25GBPThis large stunning jug in the Art Nouveau manner actually dates from the first quarter of the 20th.

The painters of Flora Danica, where allowed to paint a few items every year they for themselves.

Later Nils Thorsson took the manufactory into the new and final era in the period 1928-1969.15.

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