Alan & Janet Mayfield
|Quimper, Malicorne & Desvres||23rd May 2013|
Desvres French Faience Rouen Floral Pattern 'Straw Hat' Banette
This large and flamboyantly coloured two-handled dish or banette has a central floral motif of an upturned straw hat and stylised flowers, surrounded by borders of Rouen Pattern features, including 'rinceaux', 'palmettes' and shells. The rim is pierced for hanging, and the base bears the mark 'FF' in black, of the Fourmaintraux Freres faiencerie, and other marks,(see blow-up picture). The banette is in excellent, undamaged condition and dates from the period 1879-1887.
Size: Width 31cm., breadth 27cm., depth 4.5cm.
Ref: Y034 ~ Price £75GBP
HR Quimper French Faience Statuette of Virgin and Child
The early 20thC. statuette is inscribed on the base 'Ste Marie' and is carefully painted in a palette of soft colours. This interesting piece is well marked on the back 'HR Quimper' dating it to the period 1895-1922. The condition is very good, with just the loss of one point from the Virgin's crown, and a 0.5cm. flake from the base on the left, when viewed from the front. Neither of these minor losses detract from the very pleasing simplicity of this statuette.
Size: Height 15cm., base diam. 5.5cm.
Ref: Y013 ~ Price £70GBP
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Malicorne French Faience Pouplard Beatrix Pair of Large Wall PocketsThis striking pair of Malicorne Wall Pockets are decorated with the traditional Breton man and woman in regional dress in a warm palette of dark blue, pink, green, orange and aubergine. Fleur-de-Lys decorate the hanging slots. The condition of each is very good, with professional restoration of the points. The backs bear the Pouplard Beatrix 'PBx' marks, dating the pockets to c1900, and there are some patches on the reverse that the glaze has not covered, exposing the pinkish base colour.
Size: Length 27.5cm., max.width 8.5cm.
Ref: N320 ~ Price £95GBP
Desvres French Faience Fourmaintraux-Courquin Armorial Plate
This very attractive plate, with sensitively painted detail in a range of colours, including a less usual sage green, has an unidentified central coat of arms, and is thought to be a 'fantasy' piece. It is, however, very clearly identified on the base with the Formaintraux-Courquin mark in blue, dating the plate to 1875-1900. The base rim of the plate is pierced for hanging, and the plate is in almost pristine condition, with only two very small rear edge faults in the glaze.
Size: Diam. 24cm.
Ref: Y041 ~ Price £35GBP
Boulogne Henri Delcourt French Faience Floral plateThis colourful deep plate, from the Boulogne Faiencerie of Henri Delcourt, dates from the 1920's, and has a pierced base rim for wall hanging. The pattern is derived from traditional faience decoration: a central flower, possibly a peony, with surrounding oleander swags. The 'silver-shape' edge of the plate is outlined in orange. The condition is excellent,with just a 1cm. patch of glaze loss to the rim. The 'HD' mark, pattern number and 'France' are painted in black on the base rim.
Size: Diam. 23cm., depth 3cm.
Ref: Y001 ~ NOW SOLD
Henriot Quimper French Faience Petit Breton Oval PlateThis very characterful oval dish is bordered with blue and gold bands, and has demi-fantasie floral sprays surrounding a young man in Breton dress. It is a very neatly painted piece, dating from the 1930's, which has retained its bright colours. The back is marked 'HenRiot Quimper France 118' in black, and has perforations in the base rim for hanging. The dish is in very good condition, with some manufacturing 'skips' in the glaze on the edges of the dish and four later edge rubs, which do not mar the bright appearance of this piece
Size: Length 23cm., width 13cm.
Ref.Y043 ~ Price £24GBP
Desvres Fourmaintraux Freres Faience Decorated HorseThis finely-modelled and neatly decorated horse, painted in manganese, rust-red, green and blue colours, is an unusual piece, but with typical Fourmaintraux Freres floral decoration. It is clearly marked on the underside with the faiencerie markings in manganese and dates from the period 1879 to 1887. This horse is in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks.
Size: Height 15cm., length 18.5cm
Ref: Y029 ~ Price £90GBP
HR Quimper French Faience Banded Petit Breton DishThis bright HR Quimper Dish, bordered with five blue bands, has a Breton with pipe between two leafy fronds. The decoration is mainly in bright, clear blue with small, faded splashes of red in the fronds. The mark 'HR Quimper' is painted boldly in blue script in the well of the dish. The surface condition of the dish is as new, but with a firing flaw running across the banding at ten o'clock on the inside only, and some small firing glaze 'pops' on both sides. The dish rim is slightly warped in manufacture. Despite these faults the dish displays very well. It dates from the first quarter of the 20thC.
Size: Diam. 23.5cm., depth 3.5cm.
Ref Y026 ~ Price £25GBP
Quimper French Faience Jean Claude Taburet PlaqueJean Claude Taburet opened his Design Atelier in 1984, and this stunning large and heavy piece is typical of his work. The strikingly colourful pattern in relief is in shades of red, orange and turquoise on an indigo blue base colour. This heart-shaped plaque, designed to lie flat and not hung, is in very good condition, with just a few minor rubs to the surface due to wear. It is signed 'J C Taburet' on the back, which is unglazed terracotta.
Size: Width 24cm; length 24cm., weight 1170gm.
Ref: W017 ~ Price £40GBP
Malicorne French Faience Fleur-de-Lys PlateThis substantial plate is boldly decorated with a fleur-de-lys in dark and light blue, and has a dark blue rim. It was produced by the Malicorne Faiencerie around 1900, although it is unmarked. The plate is in very good condition, with only three small shallow glaze chips to the rim.
Size: Diam. 24.5cm.
Ref: M416 ~ Price £20GBP
HR Quimper French Faience Small Lidded PotThis pleasing small handled, lidded pot, rather like a tiny casserole, is decorated with soft colours on a blue-tinged glaze. A Bretonne with flower is featured, with a large daisy and small sprays to the opposite side. The pot is marked in blue with 'HR Quimper 36' beneath one handle, and dates from around 1920. There is some fritting to the top rim, some rubs to the outer edge of the lid, and a tiny glaze loss on the knop, but overall the condition is good.
Size: Height 8cm., diam (excl. handles) 8cm.
Ref: X012 ~ Price £18GBP
Malicorne French Faience Leroy-Dubois Double Wall PocketThis very attractive double wall-pocket features a Breton man and woman in a rural landscape, and dates from 1899-1913. 0n the reverse are the black painted marks 'LD' (Leroy-Dubois) and '1043-3'. It is in very good condition, apart from a hairline on the back of one point, and the loss of its hanging bar, which had been removed and replaced by two holes drilled for hanging at some time.
Size: Length 24cm., max.width 15.5cm.
Ref: Q012 ~ Price £40GBP
HR Quimper French Faience Crinkle-Edged BowlThis attractive crinkle-edged small round bowl has the unusual decoration of a seated Breton holding a pipe. The base colour, the small firing 'pops', the design and the blue spongeing to the rim, all indicate that this is a 1930's piece, and it features in the pattern book for this period. The bowl is marked 'HR Quimper' in blue script on the base. The condition is generally very good, the only damage being a number of shallow chips and rubs to the edges of the rim.
Size: Height 9.5cm., diam. 11cm.
Ref: Y023 ~ Price £32GBP
Desvres Masse Freres French Faience RafraichissoirThis large Masse Freres two-handled castellated bowl was designed to cool wine glasses on ice, whilst holding their stems. The multi-coloured floral design is very well executed, and the base bears the early 1950's monogram 'MF'. It is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks or hairlines.
Size: Height 11cm., width 20cm., length 32cm.
Ref: Q034 ~ Price £35GBP
HB Quimper French Faience Odetta MugsThese two Odetta mugs were part of a 'service a cidre', and date from the 1930's. Each is marked 'HB Quimper France 206. 1086', and carries the painter's marks ( . : ). The condition is very good, with just one fleabite to the base rim of one mug.
Size: Height 9.5cm., rim diam.6.5cm.
Ref: Q066X ~ Price £35GBP (the pair)
Malicorne Tessier Rose Floral Cream JugThis elegant marked Malicorne Tessier small cream jug has a tricorne rim and is decorated with flowers, leaf sprays and flying insects. The attractive shape is outlined in rose pink. The condition is very good, with no major chips or cracks, the only damage being three very small shallow glaze chips to the top rim, and some small rubs to the base rim, none of which spoil the appearance of this pretty little piece. The mark 'TE' to the base is also in rose pink.
Size: Height 9cm., max.diam.(including handle)9.5cm.
Ref: P055 ~ Price £15GBP
Quimper French Faience HB Croisillee Pattern Quimper PlateThis carefully painted heavy Quimper plate has a geometric pattern in gentle colours of blue, green and red, with banding in blue, yellow and manganese. The mark 'HB' in blue on the back dates the plate to 1883-1904. The condition of the plate is excellent, despite slight surface firing flaws. The reverse has 'stilt' marks, confirming its age.
Size: Diam. 23cm.
Ref: V040 ~ Price £40GBP
Desvres French Faience Copy of Early Dutch Delft Pattern Jardiniere
This lovely jardiniere bears the mark of Pieter Adriaen'z Kocks, who produced Dutch Delft at the beginning of the 18th.C. However it was almost certainly made at the Geo. Martel Faiencerie in Desvres in the first half of the 20th.C. It is beautifully decorated in blue, green, purple and yellow over a shell-like surface, and has the mark 'AK' in red on its base. The condition is generally superb, although there has been a barely visible professional repair to the inside of one of the lobes of the rim.
Size: Height 9cm., max.diam. 12cm.
Ref: L146 ~ £30GBP
Henriot Quimper French Faience Small Petit Breton JugThis is a classic sturdy little early Quimper jug, blue and yellow banded at both top and bottom rims, decorated with a Breton, out walking with a cane. There are the usual swatches of blue and red flowers to either side of the figure, and the jug is neatly marked 'HenRiot Quimper' in blue to the side of the handle, dating the piece to the 1920's. It is in very good condition, with only some shallow chips to one side of the rim and spout, and warm clear colours.
Size: Height 11cm., max.width (including handle) 10cm.
Ref: Y030 ~ Price £25
Desvres French Faience 3-Legged Candlestick
This attractive three-legged candlestick has a decoration of Rouen-inspired motifs, 'rinceaux et palmettes', and although unmarked, is considered to be from the Fourmaintraux Freres faiencerie, dating it to c1880-1900. It is in near-excellent condition, with only one small chip and a rub to the top edge.
Size: Height 22.5cm.,base width 14cm.
Ref: Q238 ~ Price £25GBP
Malicorne French Faience Petit Breton Early Large Wall Pocket
This magnificent large Malicorne wall pocket is generally in sparkling condition and is decorated with a carefully painted man in Breton costume and a fleur-de-lys. There has been some minor professional restoration to the rim. Although the wall-pocket is not marked, there is no doubt of its origin as a Pouplard piece from around 1900.
Size: Length 27.5cm., max.width 8cm.
Ref: M065 ~ Price £45GBP
HR Quimper French Faience Large Petit Breton 'Sujet Ordinaire' JugThis substantial, nicely decorated jug from the Henriot Faiencerie in Quimper has the typical male Breton figure, surrounded by swags of foliage, and with blue and yellow bands at top and bottom rims. It is clearly marked 'HR Quimper' on the front, and is in very good condition, with just a few rubs to the top rim and pouring lip, but no chips, cracks or repairs. The number '3' is impressed on the unglazed base.
Size: Height 16cm., max.width (incl. handle) 16cm.
Ref: Y007 ~ Price £30GBP
Desvres French Faience C & F Fourmaintraux 'Rouen' Pattern CandlestickThis impressive large early 20th.C Desvres Candlestick is from the Faiencerie of Charles and Francois Fourmaintraux dating, and is a fine example of the Rouen pattern, with its 'rinceaux' and 'palmettes' and bold borders. From a square base the column shape changes through hexagonal to square to round, with a different design for each shape. The condition is generally excellent apart from a tight, barely visible hairline inside the neck which emerges onto the top rim (at one o'clock in the blow-up picture), before running down the outside, barely visible for about 4cm.,and disappearing.
Size: Height 22.5cm., side of base 12cm.
Ref: M056 ~ Price £25GBP
Early Henriot French Faience HR Small Petit Breton JugThis early small jug has a well-drawn figure of a standing Breton holding a pipe. The jug is banded in yellow and manganese, and has a horizontal floral garland in blue and red of the same pattern as the vertical sprays on either side of the figure. The jug bears the mark 'HR' in manganese script to the base, and dates from around 1900. It is generally in very good condition apart from some shallow chips and rubs to the rims, due to usage, and remains a nice early example of 'standard' production.
Size: Height 11.5cm., overall width (including handle) 10cm.
Ref: Y024 ~ Price £25GBP
Desvres French Faience Fourmaintraux Courquin Pair of Decorated TilesThese two pretty geometrically decorated tiles were produced at the Fourmaintraux Courquin Faiencerie in the period 1870-1900, and bear the indistinct impressed oval mark of this Faiencerie. The design, in yellow, green and black, is a geometric one of a central chequerboard with curved designs in each corner. The tiles are in 'as new' unmounted condition, with bright, fresh colours. There are no chips, cracks or restorations.
Size: 11cms. square, depth just under 1cm.
Ref: M378 ~ Price £20GBP (for the two)
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