19th Century French Hand-Painted Faience Match Holder from Rouen

2105-21131G (Click to Inquire About This Item)

5H x 3W x 1.5D

Location: Dallas

$225

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19th Century French Hand-Painted Faience Match Holder from Rouen is yet another charming example from a private collection glorifying the charming, colorful ceramic wonders from the fabled region.  Using local white clay, each design has been painstakingly and artfully painted in vibrant cobalt blues, copper reds, olive greens and saffron yellows with a whimsical, stylized design that will captivate the eyes.  Such vessels were hung on the wall to contain matches or other small objects.
Circa 1890s
Measures 5H x 3W x 1.5D