CIRCA 1880, IMPRESSED ANCHOR MARK FOR DE BRUYNE AT FIVES-LILLE, INCISED MODEL NUMBER 3037
A FRENCH PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL WALL-POCKET Circa 1880, IMPRESSED ANCHOR MARK FOR DE BRUYNE AT FIVES-LILLE, INCISED MODEL NUMBER 3037
As a catch, the pocket formed as four fish resting in a net issuing an eel, bulrushes, lilypads and a yellow water hyacinth, the reverse pierced for hanging
16 in. (40.6 cm.) high
Gustave de Bruyn was a potter from Flanders arriving first in Beauvaise around 1870 and then in Fives-Lille. He is recorded as a producer of majolica aux portes de Lille, 22, rue de l'Esperance, c. 1900.