Large plate “View of the Grand-Place of Brussels”, porcelain
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Large lobed plate with a beautiful view of the Grand-Place of Brussels with the town hall in the centre. Painted and dated 1927 by the artist Fernand de Valeriola. Gold arabesques on a blue background on the wings of the plate. Signed on the back in gold.
Size: diameter of 34 cm
2nd Manufacture d’Ixelles in Brussels, Demeuldre-Coché period (1900-1933).
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.