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Earthenware plate with yellow monochrome decoration called "daffodil" and manganese in the center of a grotesque figure in a rocaille cartouche decorated with flowers, three shells and flowering rinceaux on the wing.

 FRANCE, Angoulême. Late 18th century.

 Diameter: 24.2 cm.

See Faïencerie de Jucaud (1792 ? -1869).

Plate from a service called "the daffodil service" still called "orange salad service".


Square tile picture in Delft earthenware with blue monochrome decoration of a landscape with mills and on the right of a woman playing the "guzheng", Chinese plucked string instrument. Rocaille frame with stylized shells and foliage.
PVB mark for Pieter or Palus Verbrugh, owner of the "Pot de Fleurs Doré" factory (de Vergulde Blompot) 1734-1806.
Circa 1740-1750. 18th century.
Dimensions : 27 x 27 cm.

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A siliceous ceramic jug with brown and red-brown lustre decoration of stylized foliage, arabesques and bands. Blue glazed interior.
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk period, late 13th-early 14th century.
Height : 18 cm.

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Bowl in siliceous ceramic known as "Djoveyn" (Khorassan, Northern Iran near the Caspian Sea) with decoration in slight relief under the turquoise blue glaze, of a duck in the center among flowered scrolls dotted with dark blue. Wing decorated with stylized flowers and border with dark blue dots. Black streaks on the reverse.
Ilkhanid art, 14th century. IRAN, Djoveyn.
Diameter: 28,5 cm.
Restored: many pieces glued back together and two reconstituted.
Provenance: French private collection
Cf. Jean Soustiel, La céramique Islamique, Ed. Vilo, Paris 1985, p. 200 and 201 and photo 231 for a similar model.

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Persian siliceous ceramic bowl with lustrous decoration with metallic reflections on a white background of a frieze of seated figures.
Kashan (Iran), Seljuk art, 12th-13th century.
Diameter : 20 cm ; Height : 8,4 cm.
Reglued and three missing pieces, old restoration.
See Robert B.J. Mason, Shine like the Sun, Lustre-painted and Associated Pottery from the Medievam Middle East, Mazda publishers, Inc in association with Royal Ontario Museum 2004, p. 264, plates C12 and C13 for two bowls in the same style



Iznik siliceous ceramic tile with polychrome decoration painted under colorless glaze of floral motifs turning on a white background in a poly-lobed central medallion and around plant motifs and saz leaves on a turquoise background. 

Turkey, Ottoman Empire, reign of Sultan Murad III, circa 1575, second half of the 16th century. 

Dimensions : 25 x 25 cm. 

One corner restored and glued back in three pieces. 

To be compared with a tile from the tomb of Sultan Selim II in Ayasofya. 

Bibliography: Nurhan Atasoy and Julien Raby, Iznik, la poterie en Turquie Ottoman, n°479, p.216 et 247, ed. du chêne, Paris 1990. 

The Louvre Museum holds a tile of a similar type under inventory number OA3919/409. It has an old collection label on the back with the number 5.

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Iznik dish siliceous ceramic dish with polychrome decoration of tulips, carnations and bells.
Reserve rim decorated with spirals in black. Leaf motif on the back.
Early 17th century.

TURKEY, Iznik.
Diameter: 28 cm or 11.02 po. Height: 5.5 cm or 2.16 po.


Iznik siliceous ceramic dish with polychrome decoration of prunus branches in bloom on an emerald green ground,
stylized lotuses on the marli, the wing with scrolling waves and rocks in blue, alternating black spirals and green leaves, motifs and fillet on the back.
Late 16th or early 17th century.
Diameter: 30.8 cm.
Visible lack of enamel.
Cf. Nurhan Atasoy & Julian Raby, Iznik pottery in Ottoman Turkey, Editions du Chêne 1990, n°511 page 250.



Oval dish with contoured edge in earthenware of La Tour d'Aigues with polychrome decoration of three lovers in a park near a fountain, one holding a bow and arrow, another a bird, the third a parchment with the inscription: "god comande us ...". 


Edge decorated with shells and flowering branches. 

Around 1770-1775, XVIIIth century.


Earthenware plate with low-fire polychrome decoration of a rabbit in profile to the left on a grass terrace, palm tree to the right. Purple paint on the rim. Circa 1825/1830.

Diameter : 22 cm.

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Round plate in earthenware of Islettes called "with the flowered basket" with polychrome decoration of a broad bouquet posed on a marble base. Garland of leaves on the marli, combed on the edge.
Workshop of Dupré, 19th century.

FRANCE, Les Islettes.
Diameter : 23,4 cm.

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Plate with moved edge in earthenware of Islettes with polychrome decoration in the center of a woman sitting with a young child on the knees on a grassy terrace. Perhaps "the nurse". Garland in ears on the wing, blue net on the marli, red on the edge.
Workshop of Dupré. Empire period. Beginning of the 19th century. FRANCE, Les Islettes
Diameter : 23 cm


Plate in faience with polychrome decoration of a cat.
FRANCE, Les Islettes. End of 18th century.
Diam. 22 cm.


Lunéville earthenware rimmed plate with polychrome "balloon*" décor, three insects on the wing. 

Circa 1785. Late 18th century. 

Diameter: 22.8 cm. 

*December 1, 1783: Charles and Robert take off from the Jardin des Tuileries, the first human flight in a hydrogen balloon. 

Cf. Faïences Patriotiques, faïences au ballon contemporaines de premiers vols aéronautiques by Nelly Fouchet, 

Ed. Varia, 1987, fig III(75) page 34.

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Covered oval tureen resting on four feet and oval tray with contoured rim in Marseille earthenware with polychrome decoration of bouquets of flowers, the lid with two birds. Manufacture de Robert, 18th century. Length of tray: 45 cm; Length of terrine: 40 cm H. of terrine: 26 cm.

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Plate with contoured edge in Marseille earthenware with polychrome decoration said "à la bouillabaisse" of fish, shellfish and shellfish gathered and off-center. Two branches of fruits in pendant.

Manufacture of the Veuve Perrin.

FRANCE, Marseille.  18th century.
Diameter : 24 cm.

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Plate in Marseille earthenware with mixed polychrome and gold decoration on a marbled red and gray background of a large bouquet off-center on the wing and the basin. Throws of small bouquets and gold insects on the wing. Circa1770-1775.

FRANCE, Marseille, 18th century.
Diameter : 25 cm.



Octagonal plate with flat wing in Marseille earthenware with blue and manganese decoration in the center of a pastoral scene representing two shepherds and their dog. Natural flowers, birds and insects on the wing. 

Manufacture of Saint Jean du désert by Clerissy, end of XVIIth



Small dish with an angel's head molded and added to the base of the handle, with polychrome decoration on a white background strewn with blue vermiculated motifs. Inscription in a banner "O anethij". Neck decorated with blue, ochre and yellow nets. 

Second half of the 16th century, around 1570-1580.  


Pieces glued back on the body, chips and missing pieces on the neck and the foot.


A  oval hollow dish in faience with polychrome decoration of a maritime scene. Factory of Fouque,

FRANCE, Moustiers. 18th century.
Length. 38,5 cm.


Plate earthenware decorated in shades of green and grotesque fantasy animals on four terraces surrounded by flowers and foliage
FRANCE, Moustiers. 18th century.

Marked: "L" or "V".
Diameter : 25,5 cm.


Earthenware plate decorated in blue monochrome with a scene of hunting cheetahs after Tempesta in the center, frieze of foliage on the edge Manufacture Clérissy.

FRANCE, Moustiers. 18th Century.

Diameter: 24 cm.

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Plate with polychrome decoration of a pomegranate on a flowered terrace, insect in flight.

FRANCE, Moustiers, 18th century.
Diameter : 25,5 cm.
Cf. Charles Damiron, La faïence de Moustiers, Leonce Laget Paris 1976, Planche L n°258.

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Plate with contoured edge in Moustiers earthenware with polychrome mythological decoration representing in the center in a medallion Apollo and the snake Python* surrounded by a band of flowers.
Marked Olérys-Laugier and the painter Salomé Cadet. FRANCE, Moustiers,18th century.

D. 24,8 cm.
*Apollo and the Python after an engraving by Virgil Solis for book I of Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Apollo, son of Leto and Zeus, goes against Pyhton, a gigantic serpent living in Delphi and giving oracles. This one had persecuted relentlessly Leto, under the orders of Hera. Apollo chased the python and killed it with his golden arrows. He purified himself from this murder by washing himself in the waters of the river Penea. In memory of this victory, Apollo created the Pythian games.

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Wall lamp forming arm of light in earthenware of Nevers with decoration in low-relief on an oval plate of a young woman in clothes of the XVIIth holding a cup in the right hand forming candlestick. At the base, flower and stylized leaves. Blue, yellow and yellow ochre decoration "a compendario".
FRANCE, Nevers, first half of the XVIIth century. H. 32,5 cm.

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Plate with contoured edge in earthenware with revolutionary polychrome decoration in the center of a dog and a cat facing each other on a mound framing the symbols of the three orders joined together by a ribbon surmounting the inscription "Pran garde au chat". Diameter: 23 cm.
FRANCE, Nevers. Circa 1790/94.

Cf. C. Bonnet Faïences Révolutionnaires,  Collection Louis Heitschel, p. 94 n°88.

Sylvain Druet, Collection. Ménard, N° 528 p.326 - Sainte Menehould, juin 2019.

Les Droits de l'Homme - JM Bealu et Fils


Plate with contoured edge in Nevers earthenware with revolutionary polychrome decoration in the center in an oval reserve two hands joined, a sword and a cap of freedom with a blue glow from the hands, an open book with the inscription "Droits de l'Homm" is underneath. Two palms tied by a blue ribbon and a garland of stylized flowers surround the reserve.
Circa 1789-1790. 18th century. Diameter: 22,8 cm.
This decor is inspired by a vignette used as a letterhead for administrative papers. It commemorates the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, a text adopted on August 26, 1789 and which became the preamble to the 1791 Constitution.
Cf. C. Bonnet, Faïence révolutionnaire, Collection Louis Heitschel page 70, n°19.
Sylvain Druet, Collection Ménard, n°241 p.177 with the decoration of the different wing - Sainte Menehould, June 2019.

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Earthenware plate with revolutionary decoration in the center of a tricolor cockade. Vegetal frieze, braid on the wing. Circa 1792. 18th century. FRANCE, Nevers. Diameter: 23 cm.
The cockade is a sign of recognition. Its wearing becomes obligatory for citizens by decree of the Legislative Assembly of July 12, 1792.
Cf. C. Bonnet, Faïence révolutionnaire, Collection Louis Heitschel page 68, n°14.
Sylvain Druet/ Collection. Ménard, n°136 p.125 - Sainte Menehould, June 2019

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Plate in earthenware of Nevers with polychrome decoration representing the ascencion of a hot-air balloon said "with the fallen hat". Balloon flight of Charles and Robert of December 1, 1783.

Painter's mark in blue on the back "V".

18th century. FRANCE, Nevers.

Diameter : 22,8 cm


Earthenware plate with polychrome decoration historiated in full of King Picus repelling the advances of Circe in a landscape, a boar on the right. Inscriptions: Picus, Circe and the date 1737.

On the reverse, the inscription "Picpus put in piver by Circe, 6efable of the 14th".
FRANCE, Nevers, 18th century, 1737.
Diameter : 23 cm.
Reproduced by Jean Rosen, La faïence de Nevers 1585-1900, le XVIII, l'ère des manufactures, 2009.


Niderviller earthenware statuette with natural polychrome decoration representing a shepherd holding a kid in his arms, a basket filled with grapes at his feet, grassy terrace. Height: 20.5cm. Loss of enamel on the left shoulder, the grapes and the hood, and terrace in front of the left foot, égrenure on the hat, horns, ears and ends of the legs of the kid reworked.


Niderviller earthenware group with natural polychrome decoration depicting a hunting couple on a rocky, grassy terrace. The young woman is seated, the young man is standing holding a rifle. 

Custine period (1770-1789). 18th century. 

Height : 21,5 cm.


Large figurine in Niderviller earthenware representing a gardener, polychrome decoration in the natural. Marked under the terrace with the two intertwined C of the Count of Custine (1770-1793). 18th century. H. 23 cm. 

Restoration of the spade and the hand, misses taken again with the terrace, chips with the jacket.


A faience figure depicting a gardener woman with fruits in her apron, a watering can and a basket near her feet.

FRANCE, Niderviller.18th century.

Height. 22 cm.

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Oval dish with scalloped edge in enamelled terra cotta (lead enamel) with polychrome decoration in the basin of an allegory of spring in light relief or "La Belle Jardinière". of Bernard Palissy, Parisian workshop, early 17th century.

FRANCE. Dimensions: 30,5 x 25 cm.
From an engraving by Philippe Gallé after Marten De Vas "Spring" around 1600, Paris Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Cf. comparable example with different enamels in the Dupuy-Mestreau Museum of the city of Saintes N°428a p. 161 of the catalog of Jean-Yves Hugoniot, éd. d'art Somogy, Paris 2002.
M. Hugoniot attributes this dish to either Avon, Lisieux or Fontainebleau. Another similar dish in the Musée d'Orbigny-Bernon in La Rochelle.
Another dish but with a different decoration of the wing "La Belle Jardinière" in the Louvre Museum, Paris (inv. DA 1347).



Rouen (France) a large dish in earthenware with polychrome decoration called pomegranate, a large basket with flowers in the center, the wing decorated with pomegranates and flowering stems on a blue background.
Circa 1740, 18th century.
Diameter: 39.5cm.
Restored chips on the edge.

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Plate with bent edge in Rouen earthenware with polychrome decoration in full of a Chinese carrying a flag called Chinese flag with standard, flowered rocks, pagoda and aquatic plants.
Manufacture of Pierre Paul Caussy, rocaille period. Circa 1750, middle of the 18th century. FRANCE, Rouen.
Diameter: 25 cm.
Three shelling resumed at 1h, 6h and 10h.
See similar plate "L'art de la fayence des Caussy" by Christian de la Hubaudière and Chantal Soudée Lacombe, p. 352, Ed. Lilou 2007.
Plate with identical decoration at the Musée de la céramique, Cité de la Céramique Sèvres, marked "Co" (MNCS 19232).

Rouen earthenware bowl, blue monochrome decoration in the center on the stoop of a mansion of a pruner disbudding an orange tree standing on a ladder, surrounded by a young girl on the right and another on the left collecting the leaves. In the distance, houses on hills. Wide band of mantling on a blue background frames the scene.
Inscription and date "Jacques Daussy" 1719. First half of the 18th century.

FRANCE, Rouen.
Height : 11 cm ; Diameter : 36,5 cm.

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Earthenware bench with polychrome decoration called "five colors" of a large basket in bloom in the center and garlands of flowers, fruits and lambrequins on the fall. Handles with black dots on a yellow background.

Circa1740-45, 18th century.

FRANCE, Rouen.

Length: 41,5 cm ; Width : 28 cm. Former Robert Damilaville and Lefebvre collection

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Circular dish with umbilicus in earthenware with buff or pale orange luster. The umbilicus carries a large stylized flower, surrounded by a band of scrolls and glossy bands. On the wing of the petals from the center forming a rosette, with grid patterns. Back decorated with glossy nets. 
SPAIN, Seville, first half of the 16th century. 
Diameter : 39 cm. 
A hole of attachment of origin. 
See Xavier Decrot, Céramiques hispaniques XIIe-XVIIIe siècle, musée national du moyen-âge - Thermes et Hôtel de Cluny, catalog, page 138 to 142, RMN Paris 2007.

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Earthenware plate with polychrome decoration of a bouquet of flowers composed of three roses in fine quality.
Marked on the back in blue : JH 39 .
Period of Joseph Hannong, circa 1770-75. 18th century. FRANCE, Strasbourg.
Diameter: 25 cm.

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Small trompe-l'oeil terrine of oval shape with watermelon tray and its lid in Strasbourg earthenware with polychrome decoration of large fire executed with muffle fire, flowers of India and insects with branches and black roots on the display. The lid is in the form of branches and leaves in the natural. 
No mark. Paul Hannong period, circa 1744-1748, 18th century. 

FRANCE, Strasbourg. Length: 27.5 cm. 
See similar model in the Badishes Landesmuseum Karlsruhe (Inv. V19084/6752). 
Reproduced in the catalog of J-D Ludmann, exhibition of the Museum of Decorative Arts of the Palais Rohan in Strasbourg January-March 1975, n°98 p.59.  This watermelon is one of the first examples of trompe-l'oeil.


Dish in faience with polychrome decoration of a chinese in the center and flowers around. Marked « JH 600 ».
Joseph Hannong period, circa 1770.

FRANCE, Strasbourg, XVIII° century.
Marked « JH 600 ».
Diam. 25 cm.


Faïence terrine covered in " baroc" with handles in rocailles, and its display unit.
Marked in blue under the display unit, PH for Paul Hannong.
FRANCE, Strasbourg. Circa 1754-1762. 18th Century.
Lengthof the display unit 38.5 cm; Width of the display unit 33 cm ; Height of the terrine 22 cm
The display unit with polychrome decoration of fine individual flowers according to the engraving of Jean-baptiste Monnoyer about 1670-1680, large pink combed lines on the edges and a yellow line. The body is decorated with shells, combed and gadroons in relief. The heel is enamelled green. The lid is decorated with three butterflies and broad pink combed lines. The catch of the lid is in the shape of roses and foliages in relief.

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Terrine in the shape of a duck, in Strasbourg earthenware, upper part forming a lid with polychrome decoration of small fire with use of purple and rose, period of Paul Hannong around 1745/54.
Body of the bowl very restored. H : 28 cm; W : 38 cm.
Cf. Museum of Decorative Arts of Strasbourg, Inv. n°XXXIV 21 and XXXIV 22.
Litterature: Jacques Bastian, Strasbourg faïences et porcelaines 1721-1784, Tome I, ill. 28 and 29, p. 44 and 45, ed. M.A.J.B. Strasbourg 2002. J.D. Ludmann, Faïences de Strasbourg, n° 147;p 92, exhibition catalog Musée des Arts décoratifs, Palais Rohan, Strasbourg, January-March 1975.


Gourd in faïence with polychrome decoration in the imitation of the tissue.
FRANCE, Varages. Late 18th century.
Length: 22.5 cm.

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