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18th Century Faience Puppy
An 18th century Brussels Faience figure of a puppy naturalistically modeled, painted with floppy ears, bulging eyes, and a topknot. He is seated on a green rectangular base. This charming puppy will make a wonderful addition to any dog lover's home. Requiring little care except for an occasional dusting. Background of Faience: Faience is the conventional name in English for fine tin-glazed pottery on a buff earthenware body. The name comes via French as a term for Italian Majolica from Faenza in northern Italy. The invention of a white pottery glaze suitable for painted decoration, by the addition of an oxide of tin was a major advance in the history of pottery. The invention seems to have been made in Iran or the Middle East before the 9th century.
- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1760
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsTiny abrasions to the base
- DimensionsH 8 in. x W 3.5 in. x D 6.5 in.H 20.32 cm x W 8.89 cm x D 16.51 cm
- Seller LocationNew York, NY
- Reference NumberLU866512476062
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