Item Type: A lidded hand-painted Quimper ceramic trinket box apparently made for a shop in Honfleur, France. Item Description: A square ceramic trinket box with domed lid. The box and lid have been hand-painted with an intricate floral pattern that looks more Spanish than French. The pattern has been associated with Quimper pottery for Honfleur. The bottom of the box is marked “HONFLEUR” and “2044/D18″. Based on readings about Quimper pottery marks, this presumably indicates that the box has been made for a shop or retailer in Honfleur, France, with decorative pattern number 18. One side of the box has been restored by Marcel Gibrat with some losses, although the restoration is difficult to see among the floral pattern. The lid and bottom also have a few small places where the glaze has rubbed away. Item Size: Box with lid is approx. 3.5 inches wide and deep, and 1.75 inches tall Country or Region: Honfleur and Quimper, France Item Age: 19th century? Marcel Gibrat (Pictured working on a Greek Kylyx in the 1970s), my grandfather, was a Restorer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and later owned a Madison Avenue Restoration Studio and Art Gallery one block from the Guggenheim Museum. From the 1960s to 1990s. Marcel was undoubtedly a genius and was, as far as I know, the only Restorer for the Met without a PhD. In fact he had a sixth grade education. He was also a talented painter. Im Max Lewin the curator of what remains of Marcels extensive art collection, comprising ancient, tribal, Asian and European art. I worked with Marcel summers and in college. Marcel was an unquestioned expert in antiquities and all items in the collection from the ancient world are guaranteed to be authentic. Marcel also had a particular affinity for African tribal art, and while dating such items is problematic, he absolutely had impeccable taste. Some of his opinions on provenance of tribal items have been challenged. There are also Asian items of various quality, and many fine and genuine items from primitive cultures including relatively contemporary (a few hundred years old) and both neolithic and upper paleolithic items. Many of the items have archaeological markings. The item “ANTIQUE QUIMPER HONFLEUR CERAMIC POTTERY LIDDED TRINKET BOX FRENCH FAIENCE” is in sale since Wednesday, February 12, 2020. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Quimper”. The seller is “the.marcel.gibrat.collection” and is located in Asheville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Object Type: Bowl