Large pair of crater vases with flowers, Brussels

(Circa 1830-1850)

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Large very decorative pair of crater vases with cross handles, intented to be coolers. This pair was part of the important 1986 exhibition at the Brussel’s ‘rouge cloître’ and are presented in the catalogue (as being from a private collection).

Size: H 41cm – base: 14cm x 14cm

Manufactory of Ixelles I, which was founed by Frédéric Faber and Charles-Christophe Windish and taken over by Faber’s sons Henri and Eduard. Circa 1830-1850.

Lit. The same vases with other painted decoration in the François Duesberg Museum in Mons (BE).

Lit: Frédéric Faber and Charles Christophe Windish associated their know-hows and created the Manufactory of XL I in 1824. Windish 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. Nevertheless, their roads separated at Belgian independence around 1830. 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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