All Objects

  • Earthenware plate with a scene of a seated figure in a courtyard, under a canopy, talking to a standing group of people.

    Plate
    Urbino, ca. 1560, or Lyon, ca. 1582−85
    If Lyon, painting attributed to Gironimo Tomasi
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 16 1/8 in. (41 cm)
    Inscription: on the reverse, Mose riprende il popolo e l’eforta! [Moses reprimands the people and exhorts them]
    Cat. 1
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware plate with a scene of God leading the Israelite's past soldiers in the parted Red Sea

    Plate
    Lyon, ca. 1582−85
    Painting attributed to Gironimo Tomasi
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 17 3/4 in. (45 cm)
    Inscription: on the reverse, In columna nubis / israelitas Deus / proecedit / EXOD / XIII [In a pillar of cloud, God leads the Israelites / EXODUS/ XIII]
    Cat. 2
    © The Frick Collection

  • Earthenware dish with a scene of soldiers at a river in the center surrounded by small portraits and floral designs

    Dish
    Lyon, ca. 1582−1600
    Painting attributed to Gironimo Tomasi
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 18 7/8 in. (48 cm)
    Inscription: on the reverse, Giedeô Selegit cô[n] tra / madian / IVD. IIIII [Gideon has chosen [in the fight] against Midian / IVD IIIII]
    Cat. 3
    © The Frick Collection

  • Earthenware bowl depicting a figure looking at a statue in the center, surrounded by a design of small half-human, half-animal figures.

    Fluted Bowl
    Lyon, ca. 1582−1600
    Painting attributed to Gironimo Tomasi
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm), diam. 14 1/2 in. (36.9 cm)
    Cat. 4
    © Beylard, Ferrier and Lewandowski

  • Earthenware plate with a landscape scene of various animals and two nude figures at the center exchanging a piece of fruit from the tree they are under.

    Plate
    Lyon, ca. 1580−1610
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm)
    Inscription: on the reverse, GENESE.III / Adam et Eve [GENESIS. III / Adam and Eve]
    Cat. 5
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware platter with a landscape scene at the center with three figures hunting and a design of mythical creatures on the outside.

    Platter
    Urbino or Lyon, ca. 1600
    If Urbino, attributed to the Patanazzi workshop
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 18 1/2 in. (47 cm)
    Cat. 6
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware plate with a scene of a winged horse and an armored figure holding the head of medusa while standing on her body.

    Plate
    Nevers, 1635
    Attributed to Denis Lefebvre
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm)
    Inscription: on the reverse, PerSee Et Meduse / 1635 [Perseus and Medusa / 1635]
    Cat. 7
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware dish in blue and white with a village scene at the center surrounded by small animals and mythical creatures

    Dish
    Nevers, ca. 1630−50
    Attributed to the workshop of Antoine Conrade
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 19 1/2 in. (42 cm), W. 24 3/4 in. (63 cm)
    Cat. 8
    © The Frick Collection

  • Two earthenware vases with seascape scenes of nude figures sitting on rocks and sea creatures in the water.

    Pair of Covered Vases
    Nevers, ca. 1640
    Attributed to the workshop of Antoine Conrade
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm), W. 7 in. (17.8 cm)
    Cat. 12
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware plate with various plants and animals in blue and white

    Plate
    Nevers, ca. 1645
    Workshop of Antoine Conrade
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 18 1/8 in. (46 cm)
    Inscription: on the reverse, fait a nevers chez Mr di Conradi [made at Nevers in Mr di Conradi’s workshop]
    Cat. 13
    © The Frick Collection

  • Earthenware dish in blue and white with two large figure at the center surrounded by two rings of smaller scenes as well as plants and birds.

    Plate
    Nevers, ca. 1645
    Workshop of Antoine Conrade
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 16 in. (40.6 cm), W. 19 7/8 in. (50.6 cm)
    Inscription: on the reverse, de Conradi A Nevers [by Conrade in Nevers]
    Cat. 14
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware plate in blue and white with a landscape scene of a figure and dog walking uphill at the center and more landscape scenes of figures and animals on the outside.

    Dish
    Nevers, ca. 1640−50
    Attributed to the workshop of Antoine Conrade
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 11 1/2 in. (29.3 cm)
    Cat. 15
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware gourd shaped vessel with a scene of nude figures, a faun and a large black bird

    Gourd
    Nevers, ca. 1640
    Attributed to the workshop of Antoine Conrade
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 17 1/2 in. (44.3 cm), W. 11 in. (28 cm)
    Cat. 9
    © Beylard, Ferrier and Lewandowski

     

    This gourd demonstrates the lasting influence of Italian models on the Nevers production, as well as the popularity in France of ceramics made in Italy seventy years earlier. It is decorated with a colorful istoriato representing Jupiter transformed into a satyr and approaching Antiope (on the front) and two satyrs (on the back). Its distinctive shape with two handles in the form of grotesque heads also followed Renaissance Italian maiolica produced in Urbino about 1560.

  • Earthenware plate with two nude figures talking in the center, surrounded by a design of half-human, half-animal figures on the outside.

    Plate (tondino)
    Nevers, ca. 1640
    Attributed to the workshop of Antoine Conrade
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 11 1/4 in. (28.7 cm)
    Cat. 10
    © Beylard, Ferrier and Lewandowski
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    Related to cat. 11

     
    The allegory of a river, with a naked woman leaning on an amphora from which water is flowing, and sitting opposite her, a naked man, possibly representing Earth, decorates the center of this plate. On the other plate is a different allegory of a river depicted as a bearded man. Both scenes are surrounded by colorful satyrs, winged figures, horses, and trophies, all painted on a white ground. Although the decoration of these plates derives from maiolica made in Urbino about 1560−80, it is treated here in the paler palette characteristic of French potters.
  • Earthenware plate with a large nude figure sitting in the center and soldiers in battle around the outside

    Plate (tondino)
    Nevers, ca. 1640
    Attributed to the workshop of Antoine Conrade
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 11 3/8 in. (29 cm)
    Cat. 11
    © Beylard, Ferrier and Lewandowski

    Related to cat. 10

     

    On this plate, the allegory of a river is depicted as a bearded man. Decorating the center of the other plate is a different allegory of a river with a naked woman leaning on an amphora from which water is flowing, and sitting opposite her, a naked man, possibly representing Earth. Both scenes are surrounded by colorful satyrs, winged figures, horses, and trophies, all painted on a white ground. Although the decoration of these plates derives from maiolica made in Urbino about 1560−80, it is treated here in the paler palette characteristic of French potters.

  • Blue earthenware platter with plants and birds in white and gold

    Platter
    Nevers, ca. 1660−70
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 16 in. (40.7 cm), W. 19 3/4 in. (50 cm)
    Cat. 16
    © The Frick Collection

     

    By the middle of the seventeenth century, Nevers potters and painters were exploring new types of decoration, probably with the hope of forging a new artistic identity and attracting a broader clientele, while also responding to the artistic revolution taking place in France under Louis XIV (r. 1643–1715). Italian potters had, by this time, been established in France for several generations, and some French potters had no Italian roots at all; the Italian influence had therefore become weaker. At the forefront of the new production of faience was the use of a dark blue background, often referred to as “Nevers blue,” as seen on this large oval platter painted in white, yellow, and ochre with birds and bouquets of tulips, roses, daisies, and carnations, reminiscent of the Iznik tiles made in western Anatolia during the sixteenth century.

  • One side of an earthenware gourd-shaped vessel with a scene of two figures on horseback with weapons

    Gourd
    Nevers, ca. 1670−80
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 17 3/8 in. (44 cm), W. 9 in. (23 cm)
    Cat. 17
    © The Frick Collection

  • Earthenware plate with a scene of Poseidon riding his chariot in a seascape at the center and a floral design around the edge

    Plate
    Nevers, ca. 1680−85
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 22 3/8 in. (56.8 cm)
    Cat. 21
    © The Frick Collection

  • Earthenware plate with a scene of nude figures on an island while a flying figure fights a sea monster

    Plate
    Nevers, ca. 1680−90
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 22 1/8 in. (56.2 cm)
    Cat. 22
    © The Frick Collection

  • Earthenware vase with floral designs, animals, and insects depicted in green.

    Flask
    Nevers, ca. 1680−90
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 11 in. (28 cm), W. 7 in. (17.8 cm)
    Cat. 23
    © The Frick Collection

  • Earthenware gourd shaped vessel with a scene of four small nude figures carrying a fourth figure at the center while a faun-like figure sits at the bottom.

    Gourd
    Nevers, ca. 1680−90
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 14 5/8 in. (37 cm), W. 11 in. (28 cm)
    Cat. 24
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware plate with a winged nude figure blowing a horn and sitting on a fish, whose tail turns into a floral design swirling around the plate.

    Plate
    Nevers, ca. 1680−90
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)
    Cat. 25
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware dish with a scene of three nude figures, three winged figure, and a horse in a body of water at the center with a floral design an more winged figures on the outside.

    Dish
    Nevers, ca. 1680−1700
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 18 3/4 in. (47.7 cm)
    Cat. 26
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Two earthenware flasks with protruding goat heads as handles. One flask depicts a group of people floating in a body of water with one holding a trident at the center. The other flask depicts two small figures holding horns and riding a sea creature.

    Pair of Flasks
    Nevers, ca. 1680−1700
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 13 1/8 in. (33.4 cm), W. 8 1/2 in. (22 cm)
    Cat. 27
    © Christie's

  • Earthenware planter in blue, green, and orange with landscape scenes and two raised portraits

    Orange-Tree Planter
    Nevers, ca. 1680
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 25 in. (63.5 cm), W. 27 in. (68.6 cm), D. 21 1/8 in (54 cm)
    Cat. 20
    © Christophe Perlès

     

    Over the years, Nevers potters and painters refined the technique of tin-glazed earthenware, which enabled them to produce larger and more ambitious objects, like this rare tree planter, the largest faience piece known today. Its general shape was influenced by contemporary architecture, and the two large heads of Apollo on each side are characteristic of the Baroque style developed at the court of Versailles under Louis XIV. However, the originality of this piece is its type of decoration called à la palette de Nevers (in the palette of Nevers), inspired by Japanese porcelain and developed at Nevers. It is characterized by the use of grand feu colors — deep blue, dark manganese purple, bright yellow, orange ochre, and olive green — applied next to each other on large surfaces without depth or perspective. The images depicted here are Asian-inspired scenes and rural landscapes.

    Such pots were used for orange and other fruit trees cultivated by the king, members of his family, and other wealthy aristocrats. They were placed inside orangeries, or greenhouses, during the winter, and, during the warm months of the year, in symmetrical jardins à la française (French Gardens), including those designed by André Le Nôtre, principal gardener and landscape architect of Louis XIV

  • Blue earthenware ewer with a vine-like handle, decorated in white with floral designs and a scene of two robed figures holding an umbrella

    Ewer
    Possibly forming a set with Basin
    Nevers, ca. 1680
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 27 1/2 in. (70 cm), W. 13 in. (33 cm)
    Cat. 18
    © Christophe Perlès

     

    This ewer and the recently discovered basin are the most beautiful known pieces made with the famous dark blue background known as “Nevers blue,” invented in the second half of the seventeenth century in Nevers. Their shapes recall silver pieces used at the court of Louis XIV while their painted decoration — with figures wearing turbans, a shepherdess spinning a distaff, and peddlers — is inspired by early seventeenth-century French literature, including the novel L’Astrée by Honoré d’Urfé, published between 1607 and 1627.

    These two exceptional pieces were originally intended for display during a banquet on a credenza, temporarily set up either inside a royal or princely residence, or outside, in a lavish jardin à la française.

  • Blue earthenware basin with a scene of three figures at the center and plants around the edge in white

    Basin
    Possibly forming a set with Ewer
    Nevers, ca. 1680
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 19 1/4 in. (49 cm), L. 22 3/4 in. (58 cm)
    Cat. 19
    © Camille Leprince

     

    This recently discovered basin and the ewer are the most beautiful known pieces made with the famous dark blue background known as “Nevers blue,” invented in the second half of the seventeenth century in Nevers. Their shapes recall silver pieces used at the court of Louis XIV while their painted decoration — with figures wearing turbans, a shepherdess spinning a distaff, and peddlers — is inspired by early seventeenth-century French literature, including the novel L’Astrée by Honoré d’Urfé, published between 1607 and 1627.

    These two exceptional pieces were originally intended for display during a banquet on a credenza, temporarily set up either inside a royal or princely residence, or outside, in a lavish jardin à la française.

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

    Dish
    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.

  • Earthenware dish with a scene of a cow surrounded by four figures in the center and birds and plants on the outside

    Dish
    Rouen, ca. 1730−40
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 13 in. (33 cm)
    Cat. 41
    © The Frick Collection

     

    As elsewhere in Europe, the import of Japanese lacquers, textiles, and porcelain left an important mark on potters in Rouen. This dish is influenced by Japanese Imari porcelain, characterized by extensive floral motifs painted in radiant blue and iron-red, and gold, although the central scene likely derives from a Chinese model.

  • Earthenware tray depicting a scene of people dancing

    Tray
    Rouen, ca. 1740−50
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 17 7/8 in. (45.5 cm), W. 20 1/4 (51.4 cm)
    Cat. 45
    © The Frick Collection

     

    The quality of the painting and the varied types of decoration that developed in Rouen during the first half of the eighteenth century are further exemplified by this tray featuring a peasant scene in the manner of the seventeenth-century Flemish painter David Teniers the Younger.

  • Earthenware tray with a floral motif in blue and orange on a white background.

    Tray
    Rouen, ca. 1700−20
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm), W. 17 7/8 in. (45.3 cm)
    Cat. 28
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware vase with a floral motif in blue and orange

    Pair of Vases
    Rouen, ca. 1710−20
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm), W. 9 3/4 in. (25 cm)
    Cat. 29
    © The Frick Collection

  • Earthenware vase with a floral motif in blue and orange.

    Vase
    Rouen, ca. 1710−20
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm), W. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
    Cat. 30
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware platter with a scene of various figures, children and adults, interacting outside at the center surrounded by birds and a floral motif.

    Platter
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Rouen, ca. 1710−20
    Diam. 21 1/4 in. (54 cm)
    Cat. 31
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware platter with four nude figures in the middle surrounded by floral designs in blue and orange

    Platter
    Rouen, ca. 1725
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 21 1/4 in. (54 cm)
    Cat. 32
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware platter with four nude figures in the middle surrounded by floral designs in blue and orange

    Platter
    Rouen, ca. 1725
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 21 5/8 in. (55 cm)
    Cat. 33
    © The Frick Collection

  • Earthenware plate with two cherubs in the center surrounded by floral designs in blue and orange

    Plate
    Rouen, ca. 1725
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm)
    Cat. 34
    © The Frick Collection

  • Earthenware vase with floral motif in blue on white with large sections of black on yellow.

    Covered Vase
    Rouen, ca. 1725
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 12 in. (31.5 cm), W. 9 1/2 in. (24 cm)
    Cat. 35
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware plate with coat-of-arms at the center depicting two shields held by two lions

    Plate with Coat-of-Arms of the Marquis de Saint-Evremont
    Rouen, ca. 1725
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 9 1/2 in. (24 cm)
    Cat. 36
    © The Frick Collection

  • Earthenware pitcher in the shape of a bearded man in orange, blue, and yellow robes and a yellow hat.

    Anthropomorphic Pitcher
    Rouen, ca. 1730
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm), W. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
    Cat. 38
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware bracket with a scene of a man leaning over a woman on the ground while another figure watches from a window.

    Wall Bracket
    Rouen, ca. 1740−50
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 12 1/2 in. (32 cm), W. 12 in. (30.5 cm)
    Cat. 46
    © Christophe Perlès

     

    This bracket is one of the most accomplished pieces made in Rouen in the exuberant rocaille style fashionable in France about 1730–50. The style was inspired by nature, especially shells, and the composition was typically asymmetrical. The central scene here depicts the beginning of a famous licentious tale by Jean de la Fontaine (1621−95) in which a flighty husband seduces a pretty serving girl as she is gathering flowers in his garden, while a neighbor observes the scene from her window. The Rouen potter closely followed a print made in the early 1740s by Nicolas de Larmessin after a painting by Nicolas Lancret, The Servant Justified, now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

  • Earthenware vase with a floral motif and a few hunting scenes in blue.

    Covered Puzzle Vase
    Rouen, ca. 1740
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 12 in. (30.5 cm), W. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
    Cat. 44
    © Christophe Perlès

     

    A puzzle jug — with its typical perforated neck here in the shape of flowers — was technically challenging to make as it was designed so as not to spill its contents through the holes. This covered example is particularly charming, with a surprise rooster placed inside.

  • Earthenware tazza depicting a woman and two children in a wagon surrounded by other figures, animals, plants and insects

    Tazza
    Rouen, ca. 1730
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm), diam. 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm)
    Cat. 39
    © The Frick Collection

  • Earthenware tray depicting a landscape with a house on a river and several figures inside and outside the house as well as insects and birds in the sky

    Tray
    Rouen, ca. 1730−40
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 18 in. (46 cm), W. 22 3/4 in. (58 cm)
    Cat. 40
    © The Frick Collection

  • Earthenware plate with a landscape scene of a figure sitting on a bridge using a pulley system to pull a bucket of water from the stream below and another figure watching.

    Plate
    Rouen, ca. 1730−40
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 9 3/4 in. (24.6 cm)
    Cat. 42
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware platter with a landscape scene with a dragon surrounded by several figures

    Platter
    Rouen, 1738
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 22 1/2 in. (57 cm)
    Marks: on the reverse, 1738
    Cat. 43
    © The Frick Collection

  • Earthenware platter with a landscape scene of soldiers on horseback and dogs at the center.

    Platter
    Moustiers, ca. 1700−20
    Clérissy manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 20 in. (50.8 cm), W. 24 3/4 in. (63 cm)
    Cat. 49
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware ewer in blue and white with a coat of arms and two figures.

    Ewer
    Moustiers, ca. 1700−25
    Clérissy manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm), W. 9 1/2 (24.1 cm)
    Cat. 50
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware platter depicting a landscape scene with soldiers in the foreground and castle and ships in the background

    Platter
    Moustiers, ca. 1730−40
    Clérissy manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm), W. 16 7/8 in. (43 cm)
    Cat. 51
    © The Frick Collection

  • Plate
    Moustiers, ca. 1730−40
    Clérissy manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 9 7/8 in. (25.2 cm)
    Cat. 52
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Bowl on Foot
    Moustiers, ca. 1740
    Clérissy manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)
    Cat. 53
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Tray with Coat-of-Arms of the Deschamps and Constant Families
    Moustiers, ca. 1750
    Clérissy manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 7 in. (17.8 cm), W. 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm)
    Cat. 54
    © Beylard, Ferrier and Lewandowski

  • Wall Fountain with Basin
    Moustiers, ca. 1750
    Olérys and Laugier manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Fountain H. 27 in. (69 cm), W. 10 in. (25.4 cm); Basin W. 19 1/2 in. (50 cm), D. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
    Marks: on the reverse, interlaced, S.OL
    Cat. 55
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Platter
    Moustiers, ca. 1750
    Olérys and Laugier manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 13 in. (33 cm), W. 18 7/8 in. (48 cm)
    Marks: on the reverse, interlaced, S.OL
    Cat. 56
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Plate
    Moustiers, ca. 1750
    Olérys and Laugier manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
    Marks: on the reverse, interlaced, OL
    Cat. 57
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware sugar caster decorated with flowers and mythical creatures

    Sugar Caster
    Moustiers, ca. 1750
    Olérys and Laugier manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 9 7/8 in. (25 cm), W. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
    Cat. 58
    © The Frick Collection

  • Platter
    Moustiers, ca. 1750
    Olérys and Laugier manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm), W. 14 7/8 in. (37.7 cm)
    Marks: on the reverse, interlaced, OL, SC, and F
    Cat. 59
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware pitcher and basin both depicting landscapes with figures and animals interacting.

    Covered Pitcher and Basin
    Moustiers, ca. 1760
    Féraud manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Basin H. 11 in. (23 cm), W. 14 in. (36 cm)
    Pitcher H. 9 3/4 in. (25 cm), W. 7 in. (17.8 cm)
    Cat. 60
    © The Frick Collection

  • Powder Box
    Attributed to Marseille, ca. 1720−30
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 4 in. (10.2 cm), Diam. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
    Cat. 61
    © Beylard, Ferrier and Lewandowski

  • Fruit Dish
    Marseille, ca. 1720
    Leroy manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm)
    Cat. 62
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware platter with a few small landscape scenes involving human figures, animals and mythological creatures.

    Platter
    Marseille, ca. 1720−30
    Leroy manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 13 in. (33 cm), W. 17 3/8 in. (44 cm)
    Cat. 63
    © The Frick Collection

  • Plate
    Marseille, ca. 1725−30
    Leroy manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 9 5/6 in. (24.5 cm)
    Cat. 64
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Plate
    Marseille, ca. 1725−30
    Attributed to the Leroy manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 9 in. (23 cm)
    Cat. 65
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Platter
    Marseille or Moustiers, ca. 1730
    If Marseille, attributed to the Leroy manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 13 3/8 in. (34 cm)
    Cat. 66
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware platter with a landscape scene at the center with figures standing along a castle-like wall.

    Platter
    Marseille, ca. 1730−40
    Fauchier manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 12 in. (30.5 cm), W. 16 in. (41 cm)
    Cat. 67
    © The Frick Collection

  • Boat-Shaped Spice Box
    Attributed to Marseille, ca. 1750
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm), L. 6 1/4 in. (16 cm)
    Marks: on the reverse, on either sides of the rudder, I and P
    Cat. 68
    © Beylard, Ferrier and Lewandowski

  • Earthenware dish with a filigree-like design in blue on a white background

    Dish
    Montpellier, ca. 1730
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 16 1/2 in. (42 cm), W. 23 3/4 in. (60.4 cm)
    Cat. 48
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware platter with several putti surrounding a scene of a man down on one knee in front of a woman.

    Platter
    Montpellier, ca. 1730
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 16 1/2 in. (42 cm), W. 21 in. (53.5 cm)
    Cat. 47
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware platter with a scene of a chariot being pulled by two horses, with two passengers and a driver, and surrounded by flowers, birds and insects.

    Platter
    Lyon, ca. 1750−72
    Attributed to the de la Borne Feuillée (The Leafy Bollard) manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 12 in. (30.5 cm), W. 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm)
    Cat. 72
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware platter with four figures in a landscape-like setting with plants, insects and animals.

    Platter
    Lyon, ca. 1740−50
    Attributed to the P. Mongis manufactory
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 11 in. (28 cm), W. 15 1/8 in. (38.5 cm)
    Cat. 71
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Earthenware tray with a landscape scene of large flowers on a riverbank with birds, insects and a small dragon.

    Tray
    Sinceny, ca. 1740−50
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 13 in. (33 cm), W. 19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm)
    Cat. 69
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Platter
    Sinceny, ca. 1750
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm)
    Cat. 70
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Plate
    Moulins, ca. 1760
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm)
    Cat. 73
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Plate
    Moulins, ca. 1760
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    Diam. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
    Cat. 74
    © Christophe Perlès

  • Puzzle Jug
    Moulins, ca. 1760
    Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
    H. 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm), W. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
    Cat. 75
    © Christophe Perlès