Rouen faience, France, large round lobed raised saucer (drageoir), radiant decor camaieu blue, around 1700.
Rouen faience, France, large round lobed raised saucer (drageoir), radiant decor camaieu blue, around 1700.

large lobed faience dish camaieu blue Rouen, ca.1700

Ø 35 cm

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Rouen pottery is one of the oldest French ordinary pottery from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Rouen was then one of the largest European pottery production centers, specializing in ceramics with large fire decorations. Rouen pottery is a stanniferous (tin) ceramic or ordinary pottery consisting of a pink-red clay paste, covered with an opaque white enamel and then hand-painted. The colors used for the decor are in camaieu blue hue inspired by Delft pottery, sometimes enriched with red or borrowed from the palette of large fires (blue, purple, red, green and yellow). Like that in Delft and Nevers in the seventeenth century, Rouenen pottery uses blue camaieu on a white background. This color of large fire made of cobalt blue requires careful work from the painter-decorator and does not forgive flaws. This decorative technique is mainly used in Dutch-Japanese and radiant styles. The characteristic styles of Rouen pottery are the decorations of radiant lambrequins, scenes of chinoiserie or rock motifs of natural inspiration. There are other distinctive ornaments such as those with green grid borders, those with very rare niellated yellow backgrounds, those with patterns of attributes, cornucopia or isolated flower. The most famous workshops in Rouen come from the Poterat, Caussy, Fouquay, Guillibaud, Levavaseur, etc. families. The old pottery of Rouen is contemporary with that of Nevers and Delft on which it was initially inspired. At the beginning of the eighteenth century, the radiant style is one of the characteristic decorations of the pottery factory of Rouen, then at the height of its art. This purely decorative flat style consists of repetitive patterns of blue embroidery, lambrequins or ironwork of rinceaux and roses around the edge of the rooms and pointing to the center where there is a central ornament. Presented is a large round lobed faience blue and white saucer with sloping lobed godroned wall. A yellow-pink pâte is covered by a thick white tin glaze layer. The radiant decor is made of extremely precisely painted underglaze camaieu blue. A flower basket on rings, rimmed by calyxes with leaves, decorates the center of the shelf. A frieze of repetitive extremely meticulously painted 8 stylized flower clusters, connected in pairs to a vase, is more prominent on the outside of the shelf. They are themselves enclosed distally by a frieze of repetitive floral elements, and the aforementioned vases are set on a serrated tabernacle, delineating the exterior of the room. At the very edge of the shelf we see 2 concentric circular lines. The obliquely upright godroned wall is divided into eight lobes. This is painted all around at the bottom with connecting leaf motifs. The back wall is also covered with tin glaze, but the yellow-pink pâte is clearly visible. The glaze contains numerous pinholes. The saucer is not marked. It dates from around 1700 and was produced by the Rouen factory (Guilibaud ?).

Condition: excellent, normal edge wear. Price : 3200 €



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