antique French faience hand painted lidded pot possibly ink well pen stand collectors piece


Shipping to United States: $51.10

Antique French faience lidded pot with integral tray.

This charming little faience (or tin glazed, majolica) item possibly dates from the Eighteenth Century, or from the early Nineteenth Century. It features delicate hand painted underglaze decoration of flower sprigs in a polychrome palette and blue bands around the rims with lots of decorative brush strokes in cross hatch and dot pattern. There is quite a bit of yellow decoration too, simulating gold.
The shape of this item makes me think it was a pen tray with inkwell, although there is no liner to the pot.

The piece is a remarkable survivor, in great antique condition.
Underneath the tray or saucer there is some loss of the tin glaze, quite common in faience pieces with good age. In addition there are nibbles around the edge of the base and a small nick or chip to the blue band around the pot rim. Please look carefully at the photos to check condition.

There is a mark or code on the base, with a green hand drawn bow shape. I have not been able to decipher this. See photo. If you recognise it, I would be very happy to know more about the piece.
Size approx 11 cm high and 20.5 x 17.5 cm body.

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