antique prints, maps and watercolors

(French ceramics) Andre Pottier. Histoire de la Faience de Rouen. Rouen: Le Brument, 1870. $105.00

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Pl. XL "Plaque D'Ornement de Poele ou de Cheminee"

This blue and white tile was intended to decorate a stove. It shows a women playing a clavecin.

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.