Tripod cup and saucer, Faber in Brussels

Empire period

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Large tripod cup and matching saucer with medaillion in the middle is bisque in relief imitating marble. EDM engraved in the gold ground above it. Handle ending in winged woman bust. Engravings in the gold. Signed in gold on glaze for Faber in Brussels, first Empire. A rare, museum quality, cup in great condition.

Size:  H cup 8,5cm – diameter 7cm – diameter of the saucer 15 cm

Lit: Frédéric Faber started his career as a painter. During the Empire period he had a workshop in Brussels, decorating porcelain. In 1824, Frédéric Faber and Charles Christophe Windish associated their know-hows and created the Manufactory of XL I. 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 of the Nederlands. In 1829, he gets the order of what will be the most signficant work of his carreer: A  plates service of more than 650 pieces, decorated with birds “au naturel” after Buffon.  Nevertheless, their roads separated at Belgian independence around 1830. Faber’s porcelain own by the Palace will become property of the 1st King of Belgium, Leopold the 1st. 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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