Earthenware dish depicting two figures turning a bundle of grapes into wine

Rouen, ca. 1725−30
Painted by Pierre II Chapelle
Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
Diam. 12 in. (30.4 cm)
Cat. 37
© The Frick Collection


Because so few faience painters signed their pieces, attributions to a specific artist are almost impossible. One exception is Pierre II Chapelle (1695−1730), whose father was also an important faience painter in Rouen. Pierre II Chapelle signed a few pieces painted in a distinctive, virtuosic style after contemporary French engravings.

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