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Rare German Creamware Charger:"Zurich"

Rare German Creamware Charger:"Zurich"

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 118476

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Bearing the incised mark, “Schramberg 2”, this exceptional 16-1/2 inch German charger, decorated entirely in grisaille transfers, was made around 1825 to rival the wares of France’s Creil and Montereau factories, which in turn flourished after Napoleon breeched the flood of English creamware that Louis XVI had let into France, therefore putting some 10,000 potters there out of work. Surrounded by borders of grapevines is a highly detailed scene of Zurich, circa 1800. The platter is in fine condition, only displaying the minor scars of old age and use; there are no large cracks or chips, and no repairs. The Scramberg factory was acquired in 1883 by Villeroy et Boch.