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c1900 Very Large Menton Majolica Barbotine Lemons Charger
  • c1900 Very Large Menton Majolica Barbotine Lemons Charger
  • c1900 Very Large Menton Majolica Barbotine Lemons Charger
  • c1900 Very Large Menton Majolica Barbotine Lemons Charger
  • c1900 Very Large Menton Majolica Barbotine Lemons Charger
  • c1900 Very Large Menton Majolica Barbotine Lemons Charger
  • c1900 Very Large Menton Majolica Barbotine Lemons Charger
  • c1900 Very Large Menton Majolica Barbotine Lemons Charger
  • c1900 Very Large Menton Majolica Barbotine Lemons Charger

c1900 Very Large Menton Majolica Barbotine Lemons Charger

Price:

£1,250.00


Product Description

A very unusual and rare, given its size, French Majolica ceramic charger from Menton.

The charger is described by various names like ‘Trompe d’oeil’ or ‘Barbotine’ and consists of lemon tree branches with lemons and blossoms on a turquoise blue background. The representation of the fruit, flowers and leaves are very realistic and easily fool the viewer, until you look very closely. The fact that the lemons have flaws and leaves are not perfect and display brown spotting adds to the realism of the piece.

This style of majolica is famous from the Comune of Menton, in France. There were several potters producing these wares, during the period of the mid-19th Century to the beginning of the 20th Century. The back of the dish has the impressed capital letters M.M. Research shows that it may be the mark of L. Macnat of Menton, who used that stamp.

Condition is good. This type of pottery is quite brittle and tends to damage easily. There are a couple of broken petals from the blossom, and on the reverse a kiln blister, but these do not detract from the beauty of the piece.

Size: 47 x 5 cm (18 ½ inches)
Weight: 4138 g

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