Plat à ombilic
Attribué à la manufacture de l’Autruche
Nevers, vers 1660
Faïence, émail stannifère, décor de grand feu
H. 6,7 ; L. 50,2 ; l. 41,3 cm
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The Nevers manufactory was a French manufacturing center for faience in the city of Nevers. The first factory was started around 1588 by three Italian brothers, who brought the majolica tradition with them.
It is at the Nevers manufactory that Chinese-style blue and white wares were produced for the first time in France, with production running between 1650 and 1680.Chinese styles would then be taken up by factories in Normandy, especially following the foundation of the French East India Company in 1664.