Antique LILLE 1767 FRENCH FAIENCE CIRCULAR LATTICE BOWL Centerpiece Openwork Hand Painted Signed Here is a gorgeous antique 19th century French faience circular bowl , displaying intricate basket openwork or lattice with a center hand painted scene of a courting couple along the River Cher in front of the Château de Chenonceau. It rests on three sturdy hand painted feet. This bowl would make an incredible fruit basket or centerpiece for a table setting. Signed in blue to the back Lille 1767 , with vines and a crown. Marked CHATEAU DE CHENONCEAUX under the beautiful hand painted central scene. Additional Information: The Château de Chenonceau is a French château spanning the River Cher, near the small village of Chenonceaux in the Indre-et-Loire département of the Loire Valley in France. It is one of the best-known châteaux of the Loire valley. The estate of Chenonceau is first mentioned in writing in the 11th century. The current château was built in 15141522 on the foundations of an old mill and was later extended to span the river. Lille, an important town in the Nord Department, seems to have commenced its pottery works in 1696, just a year before the Peace of Ryswick concluded the war between William III of England and Louis XIV of France. Jacques Febvrier, a potter of Tournay, and Jean Bossu, a painter of Ghent, were invited to establish themselves at Lille, which they did, and set about making wares in the Rouen style, decorated with arabesques derived originally from the East, and with baskets of flowers. These wares appear to be unmarked, unless we assign a monogram of the letters F and B to Febvrier and Bossu, though they are commonly ascribed to Francois Boussemaert, who in 1729 was the head of the firm, having succeeded to the fine establishment left by his father-in-law, Febvrier, in that year, though his mother-in-law continued to hold an interest in the business. Jacquemart agrees with a Lille authority, M. B is the monogram of Boussemaert, to whom another mark, Lille 1767, also belongs. Ten years later than this date, Petit became the proprietor of these works, and maintained the high standard of faience in the French style. The item “Antique LILLE 1767 FRENCH FAIENCE CIRCULAR LATTICE BOWL Signed Centerpiece” is in sale since Sunday, September 29, 2019. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\French”. The seller is “classicsageantiques” and is located in Nashua, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Object Type: Bowl
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