Round blue basket held by standing angles, Faber in Brussels

(circa 1825-1830)

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Exquisite openworked basket in bisque and porcelain held by standing angels. Round shaped with angels standing with their quiver and holding the top piece on their heads. The figures are in bisque. Refined whites, beautiful gold decorations on intense blue ground so typical for Faber. Pure empire style. Great condition and very rare model on the antique market.

Size: H 29cm x diameter of the 22cm – diameter of the upper basket 26cm

Designed by the talented Charles Christophe Windisch, produced by the manufactory of Ixelles, circa 1830.

Lit: Frédéric Faber and Charles Christophe Windisch associated their know-hows and created the Manufactory of XL I in 1824. Windisch was a fantastic porcelain designer and maker. Faber was a genius painter on porcelain. Their collaboration will enable Brussels to compete with the best manufacturers in Europe by selling very high quality porcelain. In 1825, Faber becomes the official royal manufactory for King Willem 1st of the Netherlands. In 1829, he gets the order of what will be the most significant work of his career: A  plates service of more than 650 pieces, decorated with birds “au naturel” after Buffon. 1830, Belgium gets its independence, Windisch and Faber will split roads. Faber’s porcelain own by the Palace will become property of the 1st King of Belgium, Leopold the 1st. Around 1835, Faber’s sons, Henri and Edouard, will take over the manufacture and work in the spirit of their father until 1849, year in which J.B. Cappellemans, owner of the Halle manufactory, will buy them over.

 

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