TWO FRENCH (FIVES-LILLE) PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL WALL POCKETS
TWO FRENCH (FIVES-LILLE) PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL WALL POCKETS

CIRCA 1890, IMPRESSED ANCHOR MARK FOR GUSTAVE DE BRUYN AT FIVES-LILLE, INCISED MODEL NO. 3037

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TWO FRENCH (FIVES-LILLE) PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL WALL POCKETS
CIRCA 1890, IMPRESSED ANCHOR MARK FOR GUSTAVE DE BRUYN AT FIVES-LILLE, INCISED MODEL NO. 3037
Each modeled naturalistically as a catch, the pocket formed as four fish resting in a net issuing an eel, bulrushes, lilypads and a yellow water hyacinth
15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) high

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Gustave de Bruyn was a potter from Flanders arriving first in Beauvaise around 1870, and then working in Fives-Lille. He is recorded as a producer of majolica aux portes de Lille, 22, rue de l'Esperance, circa 1900.

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