Vintage French earthenware hand decorated terracotta faience pottery cafe au lait bowl

$21.57

Shipping to United States: $51.10

Wonderful rustic earthenwareware hand decorated vintage cafe au lait breakfast bowl from the faience potteries of France.
This vintage terracotta item has no makers mark so its origin is uncertain, but it is in the style of French faience from the mid Twentieth Century. The freehand-applied decoration is in colours of yellow, deep red, and bands of blue with green spots and black outlines, on a body of terracotta red clay. Inside the bowl is a floral motif.
Size is approx, diameter 14.5cm, height 8cm.

Condition is good for vintage well used items, the glaze has some wear, please study photos, as there are usually nibbles to the soft glazes on these old and well loved pieces. Faience readily shows its age due to the nature of the materials used, if an item is pristine it is probably a new reproduction.

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***Currently deliveries to the UK may be severely impacted by Brexit paperwork and procedural delays, if you are based in the UK please feel free to message me for an estimate of shipping availability, timescale and cost. This situation is becoming easier as time goes by. The sales tax is being included in any sales so there should be nothing extra due to pay when your parcel arrives, subject to customs clearance.

Our items are carefully selected antique and vintage pieces from France and they show the character and charm of years of use. We do not sell new or reproduction items so you can expect to find signs of the age and life that the piece has led. We believe this history adds to the story of an item. Obvious damage and faults will always be mentioned in our descriptions but minor age-related condition issues are not considered a detriment.

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Shipping from France

Processing time

3-5 business days

Customs and import taxes

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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