Magnificent French Barbotine Faience (Majolica) Luneville asparagus cradle and stand, circa mid 19th century. This whimsical set is in pristine condition and would be a spectacular addition to any collection of Majolica.
The set is decorated in bright contrasting enamels and bas-relief patterns.
The first Luneville factory was established in France by Jacques Chambrette (1705-58) in 1728. He produced Rococo-style faience decorated with flowers, birds, landscapes, and Chinese figures. The Keller and Guerin family purchased the factory in the mid 19th century and proceeded to produce whimsical tin-glazed pottery in the Art Nouveau style. They became known for their hard-fired stoneware flambé glazes and produced many colorful plates and serving pieces decorated with asparagus and artichokes. Production at Luneville ceased in 1981.
Size: Tray 14" Length, 8" Width; Cradle 11" Length, 5" Height.
Item ID: PS09-02-09-03
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