Century French faience Nevers polychromed barrel-shaped pilgrim flask, circa 1675. Please register my store/page in your favorites, for a fine range of 14th to 19th century period metalwork, lighting & other pieces, all guaranteed, as to age, condition & origin. Read all my terms of sale. The group photo is for scale. Free collection by appt. My collections & some of Ellys. New arrivals can be viewed. Im an antiques dealer, & exhibit at UK antiques shows; my associate in France is an expat American historian of European Decorative Arts & guest museum curator, with 44 years of advanced experience. They end because they sell directly to visitors. Dear friends & clients. Group photos will give you a slight idea of the depth of my collections, and Elly’s inventory – keep watching this page. We have majorly expanded our acquisitions for both personal collections and resale by a large margin. We actively seek early pottery, stoneware, and tin-glazed Western ceramics, all of which I collect, to varying degrees Im particularly interested in early storage jars used for lamp oil, due to having a very extensive collection of pre-1780 lamps, mostly French. I have numerous reference books on French faience. Focusing on the 18. Century & earlier, but the decoration is not particular enough to permit a specific attribution, other than probably Nevers. The fragility of early tin-glazed pottery, fired at low temperatures, is such that few early pilgrim flasks can be found intact they are more often cracked & stapled, or have major chunks broken off the necks but this outstandingly rare and small-sized barrel is above average. Pilgrim flasks were additionally subjected to many years of intensive use the handles (four, on larger flasks) were to pass cords through, for carrying over the shoulder, or on a saddle. In this case, the small size implies that it was probably used for very strong liquor perhaps the potent eau-de-vie. It has a nasty impact hairline crack (see photos), but the overall condition really is exceptional and many pieces of early tin or lead-glazed pottery in European museum collections are in much worse condition. Ive seen very few early faience barrel flasks on the French market, and they are consistently expensive the three other pilgrim flasks in the group photo are part of my collection. The exotic bird-decorated flask is Flemish, not French, and the signature permits it to be dated to right around 1704. At least a few of the salts will be for sale, plus there are many more tin-glazed pieces at both my house in France, and Ellys in the UK. This is one of. Are available from the. New England Appraisers Association (look under France, or England). As-seen and as described , but above average there are no repairs. Other than the obvious impact crack that has generated exactly one glaze flake (see photo 8 and the crack might be wise to stabilize with an epoxy), there is far less than the usual glaze rubbing on the spout, and one very minor flake to the back of the top. The foot rim is perfect what looks like a chip or two is in fact minor gaze defects. Photos are high resolution. Use magnification for viewing details. Please ask, if you wish additional photos. Certified expert & appraiser. New Bedford Museum of Glass. 4 & 1/8 10.4 cm. 2 & 3/4 6.9 cm. Weight 350 grams, not including packaging. Insured mailing within France is 10 Euros. Is 16 Euros to North America. Please read listings carefully rates & conditions are substantially different. Be understanding of delays. Due to illness, severe weather. This is strictly a small business, with no employees. Buyers leaving less than 5-star feedback (no longer invisible) will be permanently black-listed. There is a major problem with the age, condition or origin of a piece as described ; and this is confirmed by a qualified expert with professional credentials. We have absolutely no control over rates. And often absorb extra costs, such as double-boxing. Please inquire, as to mailing costs! Our independent certifications with the. New England Appraisers Association. Thus saving buyers 10% to 43% in relevant countries. The postal system is fast, efficient, flexible, & based on weight; rates have recently changed, but often remain less than those of the UK. Depending on the size of the parcel. UK checks, or bank drafts, & all bank transfers accepted. My business associate is an expatriate American historian of Decorative Arts, a published antiques editor & writer, guest curator, certified appraiser, & internationally respected authority in early glass, lighting, metalwork, sculpture, period furniture & other categories. He has placed pieces with French & US museums, including the Smithsonian, & assists me with acquisitions, research & texts. We are separate and private, academic collectors, looking to defray the costs of advancing with our own collections. Josef is the only. European Decorative Arts specialist. Residing in the European Union, and is available for expertise or arbitration. We are independently listed with. Josef is an extensively published expert with ongoing academic & commercial commissions, including forthcoming books. Their accounts were canceled. We fiercely protect our Intellectual Property rights and in court, when necessary. The item “17th century French faience Nevers polychromed barrel pilgrim flask circa 1675″ is in sale since Sunday, December 2, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Jugs”. The seller is “etb2011″ and is located in Limousin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: French, 17th century
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: tin-glazed pottery – French faience
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: France – probably Nevers