A pair of earthenware dishes from the Veuve Perrin factory in Marseilles, round in shape with an openwork wing, with eight regular wavy lobes alternately interspersed by a recessed wavy lobe.
The openwork wings are surrounded by a purple border and are decorated with green rocailles staples and pink country flowers.
On the polychrome fire polychrome decorated basins are scenes from a collection of drawings by Pillement and other masters published in London in 1762 by Robert Sayers under the title "The Ladies amusement".
- On the dish on the left, on a tree-lined terrace, a young woman tries to catch the flower that a gallant figure perched on a tree holds out to her.
On the left, a man arrives leaning on his cane, his austere face he does not seem to appreciate the scene very much!
- On the flat on the right, in the style of "the gallant conversation of J.H. Fragonard" on a terrace with trees, after hanging his musical instrument on a tree, a young musician, with a work box on his knees, admires the work of one of the two young women sitting next to him.
On the reverse side, these 2 dishes bear the mark "VP" in purple for Veuve Perrin and as often on the pieces marked with quality, the pernettes are painted green.
The composition of the scenes, the accuracy of the drawing, the quality of the paintings are exceptional and worthy of the best painters of the 18th century, notably Jean Honoré Fragonard or François Boucher.
These 2 dishes were realized between 1763 and 1774.
Very good condition, no restoration.