These are two complimentary Dinan French Faience sauce boats made in the very early 20th C by Fourmaintraux Freres. The face of each sauce boat has an unidentified French Coat of Arms with two green/gold lions flanking a shield against a white ground. Each shield features a stylized yellow Medieval castle set against an orange ground below a brown ermine tail border. A yellow and orange crown supported by two green leaves sits atop each shield. Above each crown, and encircling each scallop-edged sauce bowl, is a typical Fourmaintraux Freres border of fanciful orange and yellow flower and scroll decoration set against a deep blue border which is topped here and there with yellow stripes. And along each base is a broken-stripe deep blue border. Each sauce boat is crescent shaped, and each sits atop five short feet. Each has a white glazed interior. Each bowl is clearly marked on its base with “Dinan” and “1910” which I believe is their date of manufacture, and each is in almost “as made” condition with very little wear from use. It’s certain these were treasured cabinet display pieces for much of their lives.
#1: Marked “Dinan” to the right of the center and
“FF” (stylized) above “1910”
Size: 7” side-to-side by 3 3/4” front-to-back by 1 3/4” H
#2: Marked “Dinan” above “1910:”
Size: 7 1/4” side-to-side by 3 1/2” front-to-back by 1 7/8” H
Two Fourmaintraux Freres Dinan French Faience Footed Sauce Bowls, Early 20th C
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