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FAIENCE, BRITTANY BLUE ON WHITE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
FAIENCE, BRITTANY BLUE ON WHITE
Category:
FAIENCE
Production Origin:
FRANCE
Production Date Range:
1750-1765
Defining Attributes:
Paste is hard, light cream to salmon color

Tin-enameled, light to pale blue background

Usually a single blue band encircles the interior rim, double blue bands are rare

Central medallion may have a crude geometric/floral design

Vessel Forms:
PLATE
Comments:
Brittany Blue on White faience is only known to occur in flat bottom base plate forms. This faience type is characterized by having a blue band around the interior rim and either a plain interior or a crude geometric or floral design on the central medallion. Double bands around the rim do occur but are rare.
Published Definitions:
Walthall 1991a; Walthall 1991b; Waslekov and Walthall 2002