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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 131

    A CREIL POTTERY 'SERVICE ROUSSEAU' PART DINNER-SERVICE

    CIRCA 1866, PRINTED CREIL L M & CO./MONTEREAU/MODELE E.ROUSSEAU/A/PARIS, IMPRESSED NUMERALS

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    A CREIL POTTERY 'SERVICE ROUSSEAU' PART DINNER-SERVICE
    CIRCA 1866, PRINTED CREIL L M & CO./MONTEREAU/MODELE E.ROUSSEAU/A/PARIS, IMPRESSED NUMERALS
    Printed and painted in a bold palette with Japonaiserie designs after Felix Braeguemond and Eugene Rousseau, including stylised fish, birds, insects and flowers, within blue feuilles-de-choux borders, comprising:
    A large oval two-handled tureen and domed cover with fruit finial
    Three circular vegetable tureens and covers with fruit finials
    A large oval fish-dish
    Two oval two-handled double-lipped sauceboats and fixed stands
    Three circular dishes in two sizes
    Three fluted oval small dishes
    Three soup-plates
    Thirty-seven plates
    (some damages, losses and restoration) (53)


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    The 'Service Rousseau' is considered to be one of the earliest interpretations of Japonisme in French decorative arts. Inspired by Hokusai's woodcuts that Felix Bracquemond had 'discovered' in 1856, the service was exhibited to great acclaim at the Paris Exhibitions of 1867, 1878 and 1889, the London Exhibition of 1871 and the Vienna Exhibition of 1873. Bracquemond's engravings for this service were so successfully reproduced that the designs were continued into the 20th Century.

    For a discussion of this service see Philippe Thiébaut et al, 'Art, Industrie et Japonism, Le Service 'Rousseau' Exhibition Catalogue, Musée d'Orsay, 7 March - 26 June 1988, and Régine de Plinval de Guillebon, Fäience et Porcelaine de Paris, Dijon, 1995, p. 209, pl. 201. E.

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    Provenance

    Almost certainly a wedding present to Lady Rachael Charlotte Wyndham-Quin (1872-1901) on the occasion of her marriage to Desmond FitzGerald, 27th Knight, on 28 October 1897 and thence by descent.