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Antique Longwy French Faience Pottery Pin Dish

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Antique Longwy French Faience Pottery Pin Dish

This gorgeous pin dish was made by the Longwy faiencerie in the town of Longwy in the Lorraine area of France. The pottery began firing their pieces in 1801. The works made pottery with other designs but their enameled faience is especially appreciated.Longwy began making this pottery to capitalize on the popularity of cloisonné. Whereas cloisonné uses wire to surround the enameling, Longwy used raised black lines which were then filled in with color by hand after firing, then refired. Sometimes they used as many as twenty-five different colors.This octagonal pin dish is in excellent condition. It measures 3 ¾...

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Gorham Floral Arrangement Fleurs des Siècles by Jane Hutcheson

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Gorham Floral Arrangement Fleurs des Siècles by Jane Hutcheson

This example is model number H2, the first design produced and the one that outsold all the other designs. It's a reticulated, gilded porcelain compote, an authentic copy of an 18th century Old Paris one. 

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