French Faience St. Clément Chinoiserie Serving Pieces
$18.00 – $67.00
Serving pieces available in this Chinoiserie motif faience set: platter, butter dish, trivet, oval bowl.
These St. Clément faience serving pieces are lovely. Featuring charming Chinoiserie motifs, almost every piece has a unique design. A Chinese man centers each one doing various activities from fishing to smoking and juggling to playing music. Florals decorate the rims. The vibrant pinks, greens, blues, and yellows are typical of the petit feu style of faience. Vintage earthenware, 1970s. Marked on back with pink St. Clément mark.
Size: Platter 16.5”L; Butter 6.75”L; Oval Dish 11”L; Trivet 11”L
Condition note: butter dish has chip in side, see photo.
Choose serving piece from drop down menu. Only one available in each type.
French faience is a tin-glazed earthenware form of pottery that dates back to the 16th century. It was originally brought to France by Italian artisans. Among the French nobility faience gained sudden status when Louis XIV’s sumptuary laws required the melting down of gold and silver objects for coinage. Courtiers turned to locally produced pottery to replace their elaborate dinner services.
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Platter, Butter Dish, Trivet, Oval Dish