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A pair of large French faïence enamelled vases
circa 1885
Estimate
40,00060,000
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194
A pair of large French faïence enamelled vases
circa 1885
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A pair of large French faïence enamelled vases
circa 1885
each decorated by Théodore Leroy, signed T. Leroy / aprés Detti or aprés Wagner, in imitation of enamel works on the front with an amorous Renaissance couple and on the reverse with a monochromatic view of a château.
heights 35 1/4 in.
89.5 cm
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Catalogue Note

Théodore Leroy and his works are mentioned in the catalogue of the Exposition Universelle of Paris in 1889, L'Exposition universelle de 1889 : grand ouvrage illustré, historique, encyclopédique, descriptif, p. 231. Régine de Plinval de Guillebon in Faïence et Porcelaine de Paris, XVIIe - XiXe Siècles, p. 350, notes that Leroy received a silver medal for his works in 1885 along with Emile Delforge, who won the gold medal. Guillebon illustrates a Théodore Deck circular charger reserved with a portrait, on p. 191, fig. 184, against a gold ground similar to that of the present example, where she mentions the paillons technique of enamelling with foil was invented by Deck in 1878, which was also used by Delforge, with whom Leroy collaborated.

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