$125.00 for each plate. Discounts for multiple purchases
FRENCH AESTHETIC JAPANESQUE MAJOLICA PLATES BY CHOISY-LE-ROI, c. 1870s.
Here is a series of plates with exceptional Aesthetic Movement designs from the company of Hautin & Boulanger of Choisy-le-Roi. The plates reveal strong Japanesque/Oriental influences. There are 12 designs in the series but it is hard to find all of them. The series were designed in the Japanese taste, with reference to the studies of the Japanese master, Hokusai, known as the Manga. The plates use the Email Ombrant technique. The molded plates provide deep recesses where the glaze may gather, with the end result being that the monochrome glaze appears both light and dark, depending on the depth of the glaze, hence the French term, ombre, which means shade or shadow. The moulded plates have a pleasant warm gold glaze on the front, with the typical Choisy aqua glaze on the back of the plates. Most of the gold plates have been sold, but I hope to find more. I have some plates in olive green, if you are collecting the green version.
B. THE MAN WEARS A BROAD BRIMMED HAT TO PROTECT HIMSELF FROM THE SUN. He seems to have suddenly turned to the side, as if surprised by a person or movement in the field. Excellent condition. Medium crazing.
Q. Japanese man in broad brimmed hat to protect him from the sun, possibly doing Tai Chi exercizes as he has turned to the side with both arms outstretched. Excellent condition.