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Faïencerie de Gien Floral Majolica Tile

• Condition: Perfect
• Price: £80 (approx. $106)
• Stock number: 06362

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All marks are manufacturing flaws.


Style: Floral
• Technique: Embossed majolica
Maker: Faïencerie de Gien
Dimensions: 6" x 6"
Date: 1905 (circa)


I am sure this is a near perfect copy of an english tile, I'm not sure which without seeking it out for there are several similar by the main tile-makers. A good, bold design of a red poppy in bright glazes. It's fascinating that the French were copying our tiles, for most of history the English have been copying french ceramics, such was the lead that the nineteenth and early twentieth century tile industry had in England.

This is what one may call arts & crafts by accident like how the art pottery 'experimenters' would produce unexpected results from something going wrong in the kiln. Sometimes the results would be attractive, or considered so by some, other times not so much but 'that's art pottery'. This has been overfired the glaze being a little burnt and bubbled at the rim, some separating of the glaze constituents, spots of kiln dirty, all very arty and crafty.

Verso clean near perfectly clean embossed C. F. G..


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