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A small jug, an 18th century model skillfully copied after a cruet set from the faïencerie of Veuve Perrin in Marseilles (1760 – 1803). To one side a gentle couple harvesting - a mock rural scenery - and to the other floral decoration, all in 18th century Rococo style. From the Parisian factory of Edme Samson, made a hundred years later when ambitions were high to create true copies of the old and admired techniques and styles. The aim of the manufacturers was also to make an impression at the international industrial expositions so much en vogue in the latter part of the 19th century. Marked with monogrammed VP and impressed 96, possibly for 1896. The clay is closer to porcelain than to faience. Height "6/ 15 cm. Condition: an old repair to the sides of the beak.