A rare Charming French Faience Jardiniere by Sceaux with the original Copper insert! Lovely cartouches of putti playing in the clouds; one holding a mirror to see how beautiful he/she is. The colors are typical Sceaux with the particularly characteristic peculiar shade of dark rose which is geranium lake and a deep blue-green teal colour. LOVELY and in excellent condition with the typical faience manufacturing inconsistencies.. The Copper insert is very heavy and all hand -done.. Sceaux Faience was founded by Jacques Chapelle in 1748 under the protection of the Duchess des Maine and later under that of the Duke of Penthieure, Grand Admiral of France and sold to numerous other owners until it ceased in 1810. Measures; 12" long x 8 1/4" wide x 3 3/4" high on 4 little French feet..Both, the faience and copper are very a substantial weight = heavy/solid....
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