A French plate by Creil & Montereau, marks for Barbluet & Cie period (1877-84). Transfer printed in black with an elderly gentleman kissing a beautiful lady. From a drawing by FG, probably for Charivari or some other satirical journal. Cf A-M Mariën-Dugardin, Faïences fines, Brussels 1975, p. 92. The back text reads: Folies du coeur (madness of the heart) and further, in translation: the financier and the little darling, money means nothing, all that matters is love... Diam: 8"/ 20,5 cm...
A French plate by Creil & Montereau, marks for Barbluet & Cie period (1877-84). Transfer printed in black with a scene from a popular theatre play, from a drawing by Ch. Hamlet for the Charivari or some other satirical journal. The back gives the title of the play: La Quenouille de Verre (the glass distaff) and some lines apparently well known to the Parisian audience of the 1870's. Cf A-M Mariën-Dugardin, Faïences fines, Brussels 1975, p. 92. Diam: 8"/ 20,5 cm...
A French Montereau plate, transfer printed in black. Depicting La Fontaine du Chateau d`Eau, the first version of this fountain, erected in Place De La République and now in La Villette. Impressed, rounded Montereau mark, for the Lebeuf period (1833-1840). Diam: 8"/ 20,5 cm. Condition: fine.
A French Empire period sugar bowl, c 1810. Probably Paris, unmarked. Urn-shaped, with satyr mask handles and decoration of a stylized flower border in gilt and dark green. Height: 3 ½"/ 9 cm. Condition: fine.
A copper lustre and orange sugar bowl with relief-moulded roses, late 19th c. Height: 2 ¾"/ 7 cm, diam: 4"/ 10 cm. Condition: fine.
A very small coffee can and saucer. Cup probably Vieux Bruxelles c 1820, saucer slightly later. Decoration in green, red and gilt of leaves and flowers and the inscription "A l'amitié" (To Friendship). Height of cup: 1 ¾"/ 4,5 cm, diam. of saucer: 4"/ 10,5 cm. Condition: hairline to cup as shown on photo.
Old Paris or Vieux Bruxelles sugar bowl, of urn shape with "ring handles" and gilt decoration of arrows, garlands etc typical of the period c.1810-30. Incised X mark. Height: "3 ½ /8,5 cm. Condition: wear to the gilt decoration as shown on photos.
A French small double handled blue and white small pot or jar by Robert Picault, Vallauris, c 1960. Width including handles: 5 ¼"/ 13 cm, height. 1 ¾"/ 4,5 cm. Condition: fine.
French Majolica oyster plate by Cerenne, Vallauris, 1950's. Relief moulded and brightly painted decoration of sea food. Charles René Roger Neveux ("Cerenne") from 1949 to1959 lead one of the most popular ceramic studios in Vallauris. Diam: 10"/ 25,5 cm. Condition: a few minimal chips and a small restoration to the rim as seen on photo.
Three individually shaped egg cups made in Vallauris, 1950's. One with, one without tray, both decorated in green and brown over white, the third egg cup a Demi-Demi (half/half) design in iridescent black and mauve. One unmarked, one marked RP for Robert Picault, the third marked Vallauris. Height: 2 ¼"/ 5,5 - 2 ¾"/ 7 cm. Condition: fine.
A French small dish with star-shaped painted decoration in green on white by Charles Voltz, Vallauris, c 1960. Diam: 6 ¼"/ 16 cm. Condition: the glaze thinly applied to parts of the dish, as seen on photo.
Two French small bowls, one shaped like a mortar, the other like a double handled pot. Painted decoration in green and brown on white, 1950's. Both marked RP for Robert Picault, Vallauris. Width: 3 ½"/ 9 and 2 ¾"/ 7 cm. Condition: fine.