Pair of Polychrome French Faience Masks, Nevers circa 1660
Pair of Polychrome French Faience Masks, Nevers circa 1660
Pair of Polychrome French Faience Masks, Nevers circa 1660
Pair of Polychrome French Faience Masks, Nevers circa 1660

Pair of Polychrome French Faience Masks, Nevers circa 1660

1660 France

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£650 gbp
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This large pair of faience polychrome masks come from the French town of Nevers, an important manifacturing centre for faience since the last quarter of the 16th century.
They date from about 1660 (Italian style) and depict a face crowned with a bay wreath and surmounted by two dolphins heads and their intertwined tails forming a handle. These masks were formerly handles belonging to a large scale citrus tree vase, very likely to be custom made because of its size and quality.
They are gorgeous decorative objects, witness of the great French craftmanship in ceramics.
Dimensions
Height 24.00 cm (9.45 inches)
Width 17.00 cm (6.69 inches)
Depth 5.00 cm (1.97 inches)
Medium
faience
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