Lot 14: LATE 19TH C. FRENCH H/P FAIENCE CENTERPIECE

Auction Gallery of Boca Raton

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Delray Beach, FL, US
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Description: An extremely rare example of 19th century French Faience Ceramics. This centerpiece is one of the few surviving works by Auguste-François Chauvigné (1829-1904). Hand-painted Terracotta lead glaze in Renaissance style. Has a central medallion with a large monogrammed "M" adorning the center of the raised bowl, supported by an intricate pierced column, tapering down to a wide scalloped plane. Also decorated with three hand-painted blue & white Cherub tableaus, along with applied Cherub heads, and shell embellishments. Sitting atop a circular base with scrolled rocaille applique. Bears marks to the bottom reading: "Auguste Chauvigné, Tours 24 Fevrier 1879 (February 24, 1879)". Measures approx. 12" in diameter and sits approx. 6-1/2" H. Will not ship, we can refer local shippers.
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