antique prints, maps and watercolors

(French ceramics) Andre Pottier. Histoire de la Faience de Rouen. Rouen: Le Brument, 1870. $95.00

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Pl. IX. "Grande Potiche Polychrome a Sujet Central ... dans la maniere des emailleurs"

The subject is Jesus and the Good Samaritain. Andre Pottier (1799-1867) was a conservator, ceramicist and a French historian. He was born in Rouen where he expanded the Museum of Antiquities formed to showcase the collection of Rouen faience he had formed. He was particularly interested in Norman antiquities.

12 ¾ x 9 ¾ inches, sheet.
Light overall patina with a few spots of light foxing.