9 July 2001
A Moustiers large blue and white charger
The centre painted with a lion hunt with turbanned huntsmen on horseback in a wooded landscape, one huntsman being devoured by a lion after falling from his horse, within a double concentric circle and stylised foliage cartouche, the broad flat border with masks issuing scrolling foliage and harpies divided by landscape vignettes, two pierced apertures for hanging (slight flaking to glaze at rim)
20 5/8 in. (52.4 cm.) diam.
Gilbert Lévy Collection
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Illustrated in the Répertoire de la Faience Française (Paris 1933), Vol II, Pl. 1b.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, in 1932 and illustrated in the Répertoire de la Faience Française (Paris 1933), Vol II, Pl. 1b.
The subject is taken from the engraving of a lion hunt by Antonio Tempesta.
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