Pair of crater vases with view of Brussels, Faber in Brussels
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Rare pair of vases depicting views of important monuments of Brussels; the city Hall on the Grand Place and the cathedral of Saints-Michel and Gudule.
Size: H 28cm – upper diameter 20cm – base 11,5cm x 11,5 cm
Frédéric Faber in Brussels, circa 1825.
Lit: 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. 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.