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ANTIQUE FRENCH CERAMICS - FAIENCE AND PORCELAIN

Faience, or tin-glazed and enamelled earthenware, first emerged in France during the sixteenth century, reaching widespread usage among elite patrons during the seventeenth and early eighteenth century. While faience can be created from a wide mixture of clays, it is foremost distinguished by the milky opaque white colour achieved by the addition of tin oxide to the glaze.
The first porcelain produced in France was soft paste and made in the faience factories. Originally the pieces imitated the Chinese patterned blue and white, however the factories of France soon began to develop their own style in the baroque and rococo. In the mid 18th century Louis XV took control of the Vincennes factory, which later became Sèvres, the most prominent porcelain producer in Europe until the end of the 18th century. Soft paste preceded hard paste which was not in production until 1770.


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18TH CENTURY FAÏENCE LIDDED TUREEN IN YELLOW OCHRE
REF: 4721
18TH CENTURY FAÏENCE LIDDED 'SOUPIÈRE' OR SOUP TUREEN IN YELLOW OCHRE
REF: 4720
18TH CENTURY FAÏENCE SOUP BOWL AND LID DECORATED IN YELLOW OCHRE
REF: 4752
19TH CENTURY FAÏENCE LIDDED VEGETABLE DISH DECORATED IN YELLOW OCHRE
REF: 4751
18TH CENTURY POLYCHROME
FAÏENCE SOUP TUREEN
REF: 4758
18TH CENTURY POLYCHROME
FAÏENCE TERRINE
REF: 4789
18TH CENTURY PGREEN AND WHITE
FAÏENCE SOUP TUREEN
REF: 4365
18TH CENTURY LIDDED FAIENCE 'SOUPIÈRE' OR SOUP TUREEN
REF: 4432
FRENCH 18TH CENTURY FAIENCE LIDDED 'LEGUMIER'
REF: 4415
A POLYCHROME 18TH CENTURY FAIENCE 'BASSIN'
REF: 2886
FRENCH 18TH CENTURY BOWL
OR SERVING DISH
REF: 2895
18TH CENTURY OCTAGONAL FAIENCE
VEGETABLE DISH
 
REF: 4334
LARGE 18TH CENTURY FRENCH FAIENCE TWO HANDLED BASIN IN BALUSTER FORM
REF: 2879
17TH CENTURY ROUND FAIENCE VEGETABLE DISH
 

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