Category: European Porcelain

Worcester Porcelain

Early Worcester porcelain was a great competitor to the Chinese imports of the 18th century. The English factories worked hard to find this fine glaze and develop high temperature kilns to produce a quality that would compete withContinue reading

French Faience Shaving Bowl

A popular French faience form in the 18th century, a shaving bowl. The old repair at the lower left does not detract from the delicate floral design, called the “Bourbon Sprig” pattern. H.3″ w.11.25″ d.8.5″Continue reading

French Faience Round Plate

Above, a round plate, also probably Strasbourg, from the 1700s and as the above example, rich with finely hand drawn images of flowers. These can be arranged in a period provincial cupboard with certain success. We happen toContinue reading

French Faience Oval Platter

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 itselfContinue reading