Jacques Chambrette established his faience factory in Luneville, France, in 1730, operating and expanding his business until it was sold to Sebastien Keller in 1786. In the 1830s an in-law, Guerin, bought into the company, thus establishing the K & G faience/pottery company. The mark on this plate places it somewhere from the mid 1800s to 1891, before the international agreement to place the country of origin on manufactured products.
This beautiful 9 ¼” square place is both hand decorated and decorated with transfers. The blue water scene with trees is hand painted, then transfers of the flowers and insects were applied, making for a delightful design. The plate is in remarkable condition with very little crazing, a few wear marks, and a rough place on one very small part of the edge. There is an impressed line on the back that is underglaze, indicating that it was made during the mold process.
This would be a beautiful addition to your faience collection. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Remember, even if you do not have a PayPal account, you may pay with your credit card through PayPal. If paying by personal check, the item will be shipped as soon as the check clears the bank. However, on international sales, please pay via PayPal; also we cannot anticipate what your customs fees may be. So you may be charged customs or duties by you home country.
We estimate shipping/handling costs on the high side and will gladly refund the overage to you if you pay by PayPal.
Gorgeous Keller & Guerin Luneville Square Plate