French Desvres Delft Covered Vase with Lion Finial - 20th Century

French Desvres Delft Covered Vase with Lion Finial - 20th Century

Code: HB037

Dimensions:

H: 45cm (17.7")Di: 22cm (8.7")

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French Desvres Delft Covered Vase with Lion Finial

  • French 20th century
  • Desvres Delft
  • H: 45cm (17.7")   Di: 22cm (8.7")

Located in the Boulogne hinterland in Northern France, Desvres, a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department has been producing pottery since Gallo-Roman times. The town, which now has a population of 5,000, welcomed its first earthenware factory in 1764–65, before seeing the rise of industrial-scale production during the nineteenth century, which peaked in the following century.  Among these styles still used to this day, there is one that stands out in particular: the Delft style which all of the Desvres-based ceramics makers adopted.