Gien. Large platter with white and yellow ground, Late 19th Century


GIEN Manufacturing

Large decorative platter with white ground and bright yellow outer rim. Italian-Renaissance influenced decoration. Inner rim with decoration of crowned medallions with fame figures, satyrs and abundant figs. Center of platter with medallion representing Cupid straddling a mythological dolphin.

Production date 1860

Diameter: 44 cm (17-1/3 in.)

Small chip underneath

This platter is reproduced in Michelle-Cecile Gilard’s work on Gien earthenware on p. 21. The author details that this type of platter appears more often with white-black, white, dark blue and dense brown-black ground. The specificity of this example is having an outer rim with acidic yellow ground.

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2014041300