Pair of eggshaped vases with animated landscapes, Brussels
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Pair of eggshaped vases on piedouche and cross handles ending in barbed man’s masks. On one side, beautiful animated landscapes with moutains and rivers, nicely framed in engraved gilding. On the other side, white ground with gilt bouquet of leaves and palms. Some wear in the gold.
Size: H 32cm – base 10,5 cm x 10,5 cm.
Manufactory of Ixelles, Frédéric Faber in Brussels, circa 1830-1860.
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.