19th Century French Barbotine Painted Faience Garden Stool from Saint Amand
Decorate a patio or a den with this colorful antique majolica garden stool with bird motifs. Created in France circa 1890, the seating with central handle features wonderful swan decor in high relief on both sides, decorated with reef and foliage motifs all around. The porcelain stool is in excellent condition with soft pastel colors in the green and white palette. The ceramic piece of art could also be used as a stand to hold a flower pot. Stamped Saint Amand on the top. Saint-Amand-les-Eaux lies in northern France, 13 km from Valenciennes. In 1705 Nicolas Desmoutiers establishes the first earthenware factory in Saint Amand, where he produces tin-glazed faience. In 1900 the “Société Amandinoise de Faïencerie” is established close to the train station. “Ceranord” is established in 1908. Their emblem is a swan. From 1910 this factory, which registers the marks “Lustroceram” and “Orceram”, profits from the cooperation with the tile factory in Saint Amand. These companies are the only ones continuing their activities during the First World War. After the First World War damage has been repaired, the company starts extracting clay for the production in Provins and rents a small company in Orchies. This company expands and is in 1923 added to the parent company by a merger. At first the company changes its name to “Faïence et Porcelaine St Amand-Orchies-Hamage”. In 1928 the name is changed to “Manufacture de Moulin des Loups-Hamage” and in 1944 to “Les Manufacture de Faïence du Moulin des Loups”. In 1952 the factory in Wandignies-Hamage (“Saint Amand et Hamage Nord”) closes its doors. In 1954 most of the other factories are closed as well and only a small company (Ceranord) remains under the name “Les Grands Etablissements Céramique”, which closes its doors in 1962. Measures: 13″ Diameter 21″Height.
|Dimensions||13" W x 13" D x 21" H|
Late 19th Century
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