Antique French Gien faience jardiniere, second half 19th century.Antique French Gien faience jardiniere, second half 19th century.Antique French Gien faience jardiniere, second half 19th century.Antique French Gien faience jardiniere, second half 19th century.Antique French Gien faience jardiniere, second half 19th century.Antique French Gien faience jardiniere, second half 19th century.Antique French Gien faience jardiniere, second half 19th century.Antique French Gien faience jardiniere, second half 19th century.Antique French Gien faience jardiniere, second half 19th century.

Of oval form with leaf scroll handles and feet, painted with Renaissance style figures and scrolls on a black background, printed factory mark to the base. Hand painted in different shades - predominant colours : yellow, brown, green and light blue . Renaissance style , depicting mythical creatures.

Date
Second half of the 19th century.

Size : 49cm. ( 19 19/64" ) long x 30 cm. ( 11 13/16" ) wide x 19 cm. ( 7 31/64") high.

Condition : very good - no chips/ cracks or crazing - a few tiny stains on the inside in one area.

Majolica is a technique developed in Italy in the 14th century where a terracotta body is covered by a glaze which includes tin oxide to give an opaque white ground.

This technique was originally used to imitate Chinese porcelain before the secret of the method of making porcelain was discovered.

During the 15th and 16th centuries this opaque white ground then allowed the Italian potters to produced extravagant painted Renaissance style designs in the manner of the great artists of the day.

The same technique is referred to as faience in France and Germany and this jardinière being made at the Gien factory in France would be called faience.

Original Majolica pieces have become extremely collectable and so have been reproduced since the 19th century and the Gien factory specialised in these copies.

This highly collectable jardinière was made during the second half of the 19th century with typical hand painted decoration.

ITEM ID
CA 109
ITEM TYPE
Antique
TYPE
Faience, Pottery
PURPOSE
Jardinieres, Cache Pots
ORIGIN
France • French

Antique French Gien faience jardiniere, second half 19th century.

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