18th Century French Hand Painted Ceramic Wall Platter from Moustiers
Decorate a wall or a shelf with this colorful antique platter from Provence; crafted in Moustiers, France circa 1780, the oval plate features grotesque people and is hand painted in the soft green and yellow palette. The pottery platter is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use and adorns rich patinated colors. Metal hook in the back for easy installation. Moustiers faience earthenware, a tradition spanning centuries, is made in the charming Provençal village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. It became famous all over the world thanks to its fine glazed earthenware produced in the 17th and 18th centuries. Recognizable by its distinctive floral designs, the craft is perpetuated today by a number of workshops in the village. Worth a visit: the faience museum in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, which contains remarkable pieces produced by 17th and 18th century master potters. Measures: 16″ W x 11″ H.
|16" W x 1" D x 11" H
Late 18th Century