Faience vase in Art Nouveau style

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Artist/Maker: Longchamp Terres de Fer

Place of Production: France

Date of Production: end of 19th century

Materials: faience, underglaze hand painting

Style: Art Nouveau

Model Nr.: 1402

Height: 43.0 cm.


Like new

Condition notes: Small chips, small crack


The production of the unusually thin and durable earthenware at Longchamp Terres de Fer began in 1860 and was obtained by adding feldspar and kaolin. Very clean, similar to porcelain, it was called opaque porcelain and served as the basis for painting art ceramics, which were then covered with transparent glaze.

In 1868, the factory was led by the Charbonier brothers. It was they who brought to their enterprise the English technology for the production of porcelain Opaque (terre de fer), the so-called opaque porcelain or iron earth.

The harmony of color and form, the original composition, grace and nobility in each line of the drawing - all these qualities are fully reflected in the presented subject of decorative art of the late XIX - early XX centuries.

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