Pair of baluster vases with an octagonal body and a ring near the neck in Nevers earthenware with polychrome decoration on a wavy blue background of a cherub holding a fishing rod and representing a river on one side or a standing cherub raising his right or left arm on the other.
Second part of the 17th century.
Height: 23.6 cm.
Three pieces glued to the collar and a chip restored at the foot.
Cf. Provenance : Ancienne collection Ploquin, Heugel et Nicolier.
Exposition : La Faïence Française de 1525 à 1820, Paris, 1932.
Bibliography : Répertoire de la Faïence Française, Paris, 1933, tome II.
The "wavy backgrounds": Specific to Nivernais, these backgrounds appear around 1585, the most famous example is the dish representing "the triumph of Galatea" kept in the Louvre Museum and dated 1589. They will be produced until the beginning of the 18th century. Used as a backdrop, this decoration is similar to the Italian "istoriati" with the same themes and also a decoration "en plein".
This type of decoration is more frequently used during the seventeenth century with putti and fantastic animals.
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