(2) Large 14" Barbotine Vases. FMCo (American) ~ Gross relief with Yellow & Salmon Roses, Poppies, foliage. ~ Faience Manufacturing Company, Greenpoint Brooklyn New York 1880-1884
Barbotine is the French for ceramic slip, or a mixture of clay and water used for molding or decorating pottery. In English the term is used for two different techniques. In the first, common from the Ancient World onwards, the barbotine is piped onto the object rather as cakes are decorated with icing, using a quill, horn, or other kind of nozzle. The slip would normally be in a contrasting colour to the rest of the vessel, and forms a pattern, or inscription, that is slightly raised above the main surface.The second technique is a term for slipcasting, "couler en barbotine" in French. "Barbotine pottery" is sometimes used for 19th century French and American pottery with added slipcast decoration. Slip or barbotine is cast in moulds to form three-dimensional decorative sections which when dried out are added to the main vessel. Typically, these might be flowers, fruit, or small animals.
Backstamp: impressed FMC 248 on one vase it has 748.3295.1 The other vase has an impressed FMC 248 2 WITH 748.3295.2
Measures: 14 ½" H
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