1920's Chateau De Versailles French Armorial Chinese Decanter Tea Caddy
A beautiful blue and white French Chinoiserie souvenir porcelain tea caddy / decanter in the style of the earlier Chinese Export wares. It features a heavy enameled gold gilt armorial hand painted crest heraldic arms emblem of the "Chateau de Versailles" with large gilded crown, lion shield and banner wreath. The cap can also be used as your tea drinking cup.
The Palace of Versailles was the primary residence of all of the the French kings from Louis XIV in 1682 until the start of the French Revolution in 1789. It is located in Yvelines, in the Île de France region, about 15 miles southwest of Paris. In French it is known as the Château de Versailles. Emperor Napoleon III used the Palace for grand ceremoniial events such as the banquet that he hosted for Queen Victoria in the Royal Opera of Versailles on August 25, 1855. In the 1890's Victorian era, the first real restoration work began, headed by Pierre de Nolhac, the French historian, art historian, poet and scholar. He was and the first palace conservator, and began work in 1892.
This piece came out of a house in the Totnes, Devon, England region. It has an oriental Asian Chinese top, richly decorated in blue and white. It is also adorned with a blue and white Chinese export flower or floral pattern on middle and corners of each panel. It is heavy in the hand.and similar to the French Samson pieces, any help on maker is appreciated, email Debra here.
The condition is superb, no cracks, chips or repair. Click images to see condition in close up views and click again to open full images on screen for scrolling to right. If you love and collect armorial pottery like we do, you will love this classic carafe, flask, cruet container or vessel. We feel it dates from the circa 1920-30's, as we have seen other plates, platters and similar pieces online in the same vein. A beautiful graphic piece.
Size: 6.75 inches height x 3.5 inches wide
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