14.8" D Longwy Faience Armorial Charger Large - c. 20th Century, France

Extraordinary and colorful Longwy faience armorial charger depicting the coat of arms of the city of SaarLouis showing the rising sun and three Fleur-de-lis with a decorative, large crazing effect. It's heraldic motto: Dissipat Atque Fovet means "the sun disperses [the clouds] and warms". The city of SaarLouis was built as a fortress in 1680 and named after Louis XIV of France. As many borderline towns, it has alternately been part of France and of Germany. It is marked on the underside: F. 1643 .T. Piéce a tirage limité/ No. 82. Atelier Dart Emaux de Longwy - France. Made in France, Rehausse AK. In very good condition with intentional crazing, which is part of the design, typical of this kind of pottery as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.

Measurements: 18.4" diameter (37.6 cm) approximately.

Item ID: 1774


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