1880's Antique French Choisy-Le-Roi Majolica Japanesque Pottery Plate
Choisy-le-Roi is a city located in the Val-de-Marne department in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. Val-de-Marne is a French department, named after the Marne River, located in the Île-de-France region, southeast of the city of Paris. It lies on on both banks of the river Seine.
In 1804 faience, tin glazed majolica pottery was first produced in Choisy-le-Roi Louis Boulenger took over the factory in 1836, with his son Hippolyte Boulenger succeeding him in 1863 with over 300 workers producing fine majolica daily. Not always marked, when it is, the mark are stamped Choisy le Roi or simply Choisy. The letters HB are often present, for Mr. Hippolyte Boulenger.
This is a beautiful oriental intaglio Chinoiserie or Japanesque themed majolica piece in deep ochre or amber, with a turquoise reverse and clear mark. It features a crouched Asian figure feeding the birds, with other wonderful graphic icons of Oriental imagery. It design is Aestheticism, also known as the Aesthetic Movement. The design was first released at the Exposition Universalle in Paris in 1878. The reverse features a rich turquoise glaze with a clearly printed makers mark of the Hautin & Boulanger firm. A beautiful piece of 19th century Chinoiserie.
It measures 8.5 inches in diameter and was found in Devon, southern England. A beautiful piece in wonderful condition. It was made during the 1880-1910 Victorian and Edwardian eras, and was found together with another Choisy Le Roi signed strawberry relief plate found here.
Size: 8.5 inches diameter
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