antique prints, maps and watercolors

(French ceramic plate) Andre Pottier. Histoire de la Faience de Rouen. Rouen: Le Brument, 1870. $125.00

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Pl. XXXV "Assiette a Rosae Centrale"

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. A beautiful place in yellow acre, blue and white with putti or cherrubs in the center. 

12 ¾ x 9 ¾ inches, sheet.
Light overall patina.