Rare plates “mytholigical scenes”, Ixelles manufactory in Brussels


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Rare series of seven plates “écaille”, with the typical “three rows of scales” shape that was only produced in the Brussels manufactory. Each plate is decorated with high quality painted mythological scene, all signed for the artist Emile Laurent, after Boucher, Natoire and Guidi Remi. Green ground with gold highlights. Titled on the back of each plate in red and marked “Vermeren-Coché Brussel”.

Size: diameter of 23 cm

2nd manufactory of Ixelles, Vermeren and Coché period, 1869-1900.

According to the literature, those seven plates are part of a 12 plates series. Part of the 1984 Rouge-Cloître exhibition, this set was in the private collection of the Vermeren-Coché family for a long time.

Lit: Charles Christophe Windisch associated his know-hows with Frédéric Faber and creates the Manufactory of XL I in 1824. Windisch was fantastic porcelain designer and technician. From French origins, he already had worked with the best Parisian manufactories. They went separate ways in 1830, date of the Belgian Independency. Windisch set up his own business, thus founding the second porcelain factory in Ixelles, Ixelles II. In 1842, Michel Antoine Caillet will take over the manufactory until 1852. It is at that time, that the Vermeren-Coché family will take over and the heir will passionately run it until 1953.

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