Friday, September 03, 2004

Marseille Faience

Tin-glazed earthenware made in Marseille in the 18th century. The Joseph Cl�rissy factory, active in 1677 - 1733, produced wares usually in blue with purple outlines. The Fauchier factory excelled in trompe l'oeil work and landscapes. The factory of the Veuve Perrin was famous for its enameled �bouillabaisse� decor that included all the ingredients of that famous local fish soup,


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