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Antique French Faience Bowl

  • France, circa 1900
  • Dimensions: 10 1/2 from handle to handle, 8 inches width, 5 inches height

Faience is a type of earthenware of high quality, which is made to look like Chinese porcelain with its opaque white glaze. Faience is tin-glazed earthenware which is made in France, Germany, Spain, and Scandinavia. It is distinguished from tin-glazed earthenware made in Italy, which is called majolica, and that is made in the Netherlands and England, which is called delft. Faience became quite popular as a ceramic in its own right. Faience was introduced to France in the second half of the sixteenth century by Italian immigrants. The French word “faience” derives from the Northern Italian city of Faenza.

An exquisite Antique French Faience Bowl that is oval in shape. This bowl has many uses. It can hold fruit, a flower arrangement, or it can even stand on its own on a sideboard or as a centerpiece on a table. It has a woven basket weave decoration underneath the glaze and this decoration resonates throughout the piece. This Antique Faience Bowl is in wonderful condition and is a very good example of antique faience from France.

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