LARGE FIGURAL TOBY JUG by FOURMAINTRAUX FRERES Desvres French Faience ANTIQUE circa 1880. This is a French Faience LARGE FIGURAL TOBY JUG by FOURMAINTRAUX FRERES, made in the Desvres region. This LARGE FIGURAL TOBYJUG by FOURMAINTRAUX FRERES. Is a large important piece, a tall jug with large handle, modeled as a man in period costumed garb seated on a plinth. Is modeled in deep relief; the hand painting, décor and glaze are very well done. In the style of Fourmaintraux faience. Is decorated with stylized floral accents, and a typical color palette of Desvres, including a creamy white background decorated with blue, yellow, green, iron red, manganese, and brown. Has a makers mark on the underside of the base of FF, the signature mark of Fourmaintraux Freres. (circa 1879 to1887), and 15, under the glaze. Is unglazed on the surround of the underside base. The estimated date is late 19th Century, circa 1880. This Desvres Style FIGURAL TOBY JUG by FOURMAINTRAUX FRERES is in good condition- on the right outside of the top rim, there is a chip, 3/8 in. And on the inside of the top rim is an old restoration that has discolored, ¼ in. There are glaze losses on the underside of the tips of the shoes. Otherwise, condition status includes minimal normal wear and rubbing, glaze losses, firing flaws, crazing and fretting. Overall, this work is sound, having no chips, cracks, or major defects, and having had no other apparent repairs or restorations. Please see all photos which are a part of this description. Dimensions: 13.4 In. Tall X 6.0 In. Wide X 10.0 In. This is Desvres style faience, (not Quimper), fine country French art pottery. This style includes production techniques whereby tin glazes and decorations are applied and worked in stages upon a modeled terra cotta pottery form, and fired several times in a kiln. Please bookmark this work; Listing Category and List Price are subject to change. If you see something wrong in a listing, please send me a message and let me know and I will address the situation accordingly. The item “LARGE TOBY JUG by FOURMAINTRAUX FRERES Desvres French Faience ANTIQUE c. 1880″ is in sale since Saturday, July 7, 2018. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\French”. The seller is “fleurman” and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Original/ Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: France
- Dimensions: 13.4 In. Tall X 6.0 In. Wide X 10.0 In. Deep
- Weight: 3 Lbs.,14.0 Oz.
- Age: Circa 1879 to 1887
- Style: Desvres Style
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Color: White, blue, yellow, green, iron red, & manganese
- Maker: Marked FF- Fourmaintraux Freres
- Primary Material: Faience Pottery
- Material: Faience Pottery
- Object Type: Pitcher
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