Pair of 19th Century French Hand-Painted Faience Planters from Nevers
Bring colors to a room with these elegant, antique faience planters. Crafted in Nevers, France, circa 1890, and signed by Montagnon, the large, porcelain cache-pot stand on a circular base, dressed with elegant lion heads handles. Each round pot features hand-painted medallions scenes in a traditional blue and white palette; each vase is decorated with a castle on one side, and a fisherman on the other; the decor is further embellished with floral and leaf motifs throughout. The colorful ceramic planters are in excellent condition commensurate with age and use and adorns strong blue and white colors in the style of Delft. Drainage hole in the bottom for easy use. The faiencerie of Nevers is a ceramic factory based in Burgundy, France, The city of Nevers, Nièvre, now in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in central France, was a center for manufacturing faience, or tin-glazed earthenware pottery, between around 1580 and the early 19th century. Production of Nevers faience then gradually died down to a single factory, before a revival in the 1880s. Gabriel Montagnon was the factory’s master potter between 1899 and 1937. 15.5″ Diameter 17″H.
|Dimensions||15.5" W x 17" H|
Late 19th Century