"Légumier" covered in Moustiers earthenware, oval shape with contoured edge and flat bottom. Socket in the shape of a button, pierced with a vent hole. The pelvis, fitted in holds, with two mascarons in the shape of an Indian head with pointed ears and a fleur-de-lis nose. Decoration of the beginning of the polychromy at the big fire, on the cover three Chinese and two birds on flowered terraces, insects and scattered leafy stems. Blue fillets on the edge of the lid, one of which is a wolf's tooth. Outside the basin, decoration of leafy mounds, identical to the cover and inside, in the center of the basin, a bird connected to a flowered terrace with double blue nets on the edge.
Period: First half of the 18th century.
Exceptional condition, a small chip on the edge of the basin, another on the nose of a mascaron and one on the edge of the lid, no restoration.
A similar piece pictured in the document "The Chinese of great fire: a little-known decor of earthenware from MOUSTIERS" by Jean Claude ALARY, Editions Mondial Livre 2008, Page: 37.
12 000 €