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Code 417-85
Antique Bourg-La-Reine Barbotine Vase, France Circa 1850

Bourg-la-Reine was a town where numerous faienceries were ensconced from the late 1700’s to the early 1900’s. Faience is a tin glazed earthenware, and, Bourg-la Reine was situated in an area where the clay was perfect for making faience. One glazing method was underglaze painting in colored slips, which took place in the latter half of the 1800’s. It was short lived due to the firing process being so difficult. Many months could be spent on a piece of earthenware only to be ruined on the fourth or fifth firing. Thus, these pieces are not only rare but exquisite to view.

This barbotine vase depicts and all-around scene of a castle on a body of water with mountains in the background.  A forested area is across and behind the castle.  All of this is portrayed as though in a hazy distance.  Opposite to the castle is a bird perched on a flowering tree branch.  This is portrayed in the forefront in vibrant colors.

A magnificent example of barbotine, this vase will be an object of envy to anyone who views it.  It has an impressed stamp on the bottom of 1023.

CONDITION: Excellent with one tiny chip on upper rim.

H=12 1/4, Max Diameter=7
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