Antique Pair of French Faience Candlesticks by Claude Reverend with a heavy white glaze over dense terracotta then a luscious tin-glaze coating. Four Chinese Clowns back to back holding 4 Rococo urns resting on stands. . research on Claude Reverend can be found on " Antiques: Penetrating the Secrets of Porcelain" when you submit on the internet "claude reverend faience when founded" Claude reverend started the first factory at Saint-Cloud ( and in Europe) to copy Chinese porcelain in the year 1664. Also information can be found " Dictionary of Pottery & Porcelain Marks" by Kovel.. pages 6 & 7.. The CS are the same front and back. There are minor restorations to arms holding urns and restore to one urn.. These are museums pieces being over 300 years old and rare because made by the first company/factory in Europe. measures 9" high x 6" wide x 3" deep.. Quite heavy because of the density of the ceramic ..
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