Lot 241: Creil Creamware Tureen and Undertray
December 3, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: Creil Creamware Covered Tureen and Undertray, c. 1808-1818, with transfer vignettes of "King Louis XVI", "Napoléon I" and "Empress Josephine"; the bases numbered respectively "12" and "20", with stenciled with cipher of "Stòne, Coquerel et Le Gros Paris", assembled h. 10 1/2 in., l. 15 1/4 in., w. 10 3/4 in. Note: Creil was founded in the French Department of Oise in the late 1700s by a group of English potters. These potters were the first to introduce Creamware (also called Queens Ware) to France. Using the process perfected by Joseph Wedgewood, Creil is also known for introducing transfer printing on pottery to France, making some of Frances finest exampled in the early 19 century.