Among early wares, 18th century French faience is treasured for its soft colors and crisp but free-spirited decoration. The body is of a soft clay pottery with a glass-like hard glaze which, after 200+ years, reveals itself with rim chips and wear which add to its charm and patina. This week’s available attractions are shown below. All are guaranteed to be made in the 1700s and authentic French work. They are unmistakable in design and execution.
Above, an oval platter, likely Strasbourg with hand drawn decoration of full flowers and leafage in a most appealing portrayal. Circa 1750.
W. 11 3/8″ D.8.5″ $165.