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French Provincial Ceramics

FRENCH PROVINCIAL STYLE

Removed from the fashions of the court, French Provincial style developed in the provinces of the country, such as Provence, Normandy, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. Dating to the 17th and 18th centuries, French Provincial furniture was not as ostentatious as the designs being produced for the royal palaces, but elegant S-shape cabriole legs and ornate carvings elevated the sturdy chairs, sofas, tables and bedroom furniture intended for everyday use.

Although it varies by region, antique French Provincial furniture is unified by solid construction and an artisanal attention to design. While this furniture often followed the metropolitan trends — including the Rococo or neoclassical aesthetics of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI — since it was produced in the French countryside it was more subdued with nods to its rustic settings.

Local materials like fruitwoods, oak, beech and walnut were used to construct large French Provincial armoires for storage and comfortable armchairs with rush-woven seats. Wrought-iron elements and carvings like floral details and scallop patterns were common as ornamentation. Furniture was frequently painted white or other muted colors that coordinated with gilt and would acquire a patina of age over time. Other wood was just stained with vibrant fabric such as toile de Jouy, which sometimes depicted pastoral scenes, adding color as upholstery.

The style arrived in the United States after World War I, with soldiers returning home wanting furniture like what they had seen in the rural homes and castles of France. In Grand Rapids, Michigan, designer John Widdicomb split from his family business, the Widdicomb Furniture Company, and had been focusing on Louis XV– and French Provincial–style furnishings since the early 1900s. Other American manufacturers such as Baker, Drexel, Henredon and Thomasville also responded to demand. Today antique French Provincial pieces and reproductions continue to be popular.

Find a collection of antique French Provincial dining tables, seating, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: French Provincial
Robert Picault, Bonbonnière / Petite cocotte 1950s
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
Robert PICAULT (1919-2000) Céramiste de génie, ayant travaillé étroitement avec PICASSO et Roger CAPRON, il crée son propre ALQUIFOUX (mélange de de sulfure de plomb et de sable) et ...
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Pair French, 19th Century Glazed Earthenware Plates
Located in Buisson, FR
Great pair of late 19th century Provencal earthenware plates France, circa 1880-1900 Good but weathered condition.
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Earthenware

An oval ceramic dish by Robert Picault France Vallauris 1950s
Located in SOTTEVILLE-LÈS-ROUEN, FR
A magnificent oval ceramic dish by Robert Picault, adorned with a thistle motif, in perfect condition. Picault's personal pieces bear his full signature until 1962, while industrial ...
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Italian Majolica Ceramic Trompe l'Oeil Asparagus Covered Dish
Located in Elkhart, IN
A gorgeous Majolica ceramic trompe l'Oeil asparagus covered dish or tureen Italy, circa 1980s Measures: 12"W x 9"D x 9.5"H Very good original vintage condition.
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1980s Italian Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

French 19th Century Glazed Folk Art Ceramic Platter/ Bowl Depicting Two Fish
Located in Buisson, FR
Wonderful glazed ceramic platter/ bowl depicting two fish. Great piece of folk art. France circa 1850-1900. Weathered
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

A flower pick holder made of stoneware - France - La Borne - 1970
Located in SOTTEVILLE-LÈS-ROUEN, FR
A flower pick holder made of pyrite-bearing stoneware in the shape of a sphere. French work from La Borne in the 1970s, featuring exquisite enamel.
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1970s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

19th Century French Jaspe Country Pitcher
Located in Ross, CA
Jaspe terra cotta ceramic pitcher in a marbleized pattern of burnt orange, green and butter yellow. This pitcher was made in the Savoie region of France in the late 19th century. It ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Terracotta

Small French 19th Century Yellow Glazed Ceramic Confit Jar
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful small confit jar with its characteristic yellow glaze. Confit jars were used primarily in the South of France for the preservation of meats such as duck or goose for dishe...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Small French 19th Century Yellow Glazed Ceramic Confit Jar
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful small confit jar with its characteristic yellow glaze. Confit jars were used primarily in the South of France for the preservation of meats such as duck or goose for dishe...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Small French 19th Century Yellow Glazed Ceramic Confit Jar
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful small confit jar with its characteristic yellow glaze. Confit jars were used primarily in the South of France for the preservation of meats such as duck or goose for dishe...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Set of 6 Coasters Vallauris Grandjean Jourdan Organic Ceramics France 1960's
Located in Antwerpen, BE
Experience the vintage elegance of mid-century France with this exquisite set of 6 coasters from Vallauris Grandjean Jourdan, originating from the 1960s. Crafted with care and attent...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

19th Century French Blue & White Faience Soup Plate Sarreguemines
Located in Austin, TX
19th century French blue and white faience soup plate signed "Francois" Sarreguemines.
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1880s French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic, Faience

Faux Bois Mug & Cups by Grandjean Jourdan Vallauris Ceramics France 1960's
Located in Antwerpen, BE
Introducing the timeless elegance of the Faux Bois Mug & Cups, designed by the visionary Grandjean Jourdan and meticulously crafted by Vallauris Ceramics in France during the 1960s. ...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Bonbonnière Robert Picault en céramique verte Française Vallauris 1960 vintage
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
Robert PICAULT (1919-2000) Céramiste de génie, ayant travaillé étroitement avec PICASSO et Roger CAPRON, il crée son propre ALQUIFOUX (mélange de de sulfure de plomb et de sable) et ...
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1960s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Casserole Robert Picault céramique verte Française Vallauris 1960 vintage
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
Robert PICAULT (1919-2000) Céramiste de génie, ayant travaillé étroitement avec PICASSO et Roger CAPRON, il crée son propre ALQUIFOUX (mélange de de sulfure de plomb et de sable) et ...
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1960s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Charming French Glazed Ceramic Chicken C. 1950's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A quaint French glazed ceramic figure, a chicken that carries the charm of a rustic countryside kitchen. This figure is meticulously adorned with an array of vibrant fruits; ripe apples and lush grapes are depicted in a palette of reds, greens, blues, and browns. These fruits seem to have been placed with care by the artisan, wrapping around the chicken in a natural, yet decorative manner. The chicken's body serves as a canvas of pure white, allowing the vivid colors of the glazed fruits...
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Poêlon Robert Picault en céramique Française Vallauris 1960/70 Vintage
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
Robert PICAULT (1919-2000) Céramiste de génie, ayant travaillé étroitement avec PICASSO et Roger CAPRON, il crée son propre ALQUIFOUX (mélange de de sulfure de plomb et de sable) et ...
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1960s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Majolica Pig Pitcher Orchies, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
Rare French Majolica pigs signed Orchies, circa 1900. One side with dancing pigs , the other side with a pig playing Accordion.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic, Majolica

A pitcher in glazed ceramic - Jeanne and Norbert Pierlot - France - 1960s.
Located in SOTTEVILLE-LÈS-ROUEN, FR
Pitcher in glazed ceramic, created by Jeanne and Norbert Pierlot in the 1960s. A decorative accessory to be displayed alone or as part of a collection. The maker's mark is visible on...
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1960s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

A pitcher in glazed ceramic - Jeanne and Norbert Pierlot - France - 1960s.
Located in SOTTEVILLE-LÈS-ROUEN, FR
Pitcher in glazed ceramic, created by Jeanne and Norbert Pierlot in the 1960s. A decorative accessory to be displayed alone or as part of a collection. The maker's mark is visible on...
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1960s European Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Théière Saint Clément décor grappe de raisin en céramique Francaise 1950 Vintage
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
La barbotine est un mélange d’argile et d’eau utilisé pour couler une pièce ou pour coller entre eux les éléments d’une faïence. Mais quand, en broc’, on parle barbotine, on évoque ...
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

A flower pick holder made of stoneware - France - La Borne - 1970
Located in SOTTEVILLE-LÈS-ROUEN, FR
A flower pick holder made of pyrite-bearing stoneware in the shape of a sphere. French work from La Borne in the 1970s, featuring exquisite enamel.
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1970s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Stoneware

Antique French Oyster Plate by Salins, c. 1880's
Located in Ross, CA
Antique French majolica six well oyster plate made by Salins in the 1880's. The shell forms are on a baby blue background with a yellow center well for lemons, in the shape of a lemon.
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1880s French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Josephine Bowl on Stand, Astier de Villatte Ceramics
Located in San Francisco, CA
Highly sought after, Astier de Villatte’s ceramic pieces are handmade in Paris by Tibetan artisans of black terracotta clay with their signature white porcelain glaze. Inspired by 18...
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21st Century and Contemporary French French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic, Porcelain, Terracotta

Pot Robert Picault en céramique, vert, Français Vallauris circa 1960 vintage
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
Pot ou chope de Robert Picault , pour compléter un service . Parfait état. H 8 cm. L 13 cm avec le manche. P 8 cm. Diamètre du col 6 cm. Robert PICAULT (1919-2000) Céramiste de g...
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1960s European Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Small Majolica Lidded Tureen Mixed Earths , circa 1890
Located in Austin, TX
Small Majolica Lidded Tureen Mixed Earths , circa 1890.
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1890s French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Large French 19th Century Yellow Glazed Ceramic Kitchen Jar/ Pot
Located in Buisson, FR
Extremely rare and large French yellow glazed ceramic Kitchen pot. Beautiful rich and warm color. France circa 1850-1900 Weathered.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

French Yellow Glazed Preserving Confit Pot Provincial Stoneware
Located in Milano, IT
A 19th Century French Yellow Glazed Preserving Confit Pot Provincial Stoneware.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Earthenware

French Green Water Jug With Wooden Lid
Located in Troy, MI
Found in France, this green glazed ceramic water jug dates from approximately 1910. Classic provincial amphora shape with one of the handles incorporating a functional pouring/fillin...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic, Wood

Le Murier Vaullauris pink Ceramic hand painted wall art with bird design
Located in Milano, IT
Le Murier Vaullauris pink ceramic painted wall art with bird design. A beautiful and unique hand crafted piece.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

French Jaspe Pitcher, 19th Century
Located in Doylestown, PA
A 19th century French pitcher in terracotta with yellow and marbelized glaze from the Alps region, circa 1870.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Terracotta

Rustic French Plate Saint Amand Circa 1920
Located in Austin, TX
Rustic French Plate signed Hamage Saint Amand Circa 1920.
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1920s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic, Faience

French Faience Handled Platter Desvres, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
Antique French faience handled platter with coat of arms dogs and floral pattern, circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Faience

French Faience Handled Platter Desvres, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
Antique French faience handled platter coat of arms wth dogs and floral pattern, circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Faience

Majolica Bunnies Family Plate Choisy le Roi, circa 1880
Located in Austin, TX
Lovely and charming French Majolica plate with rabbits family eaten cabbage signed Choisy le Roi, circa 1880. (Plates made for Higgins and Seiter Ne...
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1880s French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic, Faience

Coupe vide poche Roger Capron céramique Française Vallauris French Riviera 1950
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
Coupe oblongues de Roger Capron, poignée simple en osier fait partie des principales pièces de forme avec son décor Poisson très recherché par les collectionneurs. Il existe 3 taill...
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

19th Century French Blue & White Faience Dinner Plate Sarreguemines
Located in Austin, TX
19th century French blue and white faience dinner plate signed "Francois" Sarreguemines.
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1880s French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic, Faience

French Faience Plates in Clery Pattern by Longchamp, C. 1930's- Set of 8
Located in Ross, CA
French faience plate set hand painted with birds and flowers, made in the 1930's in France by Longchamp. They are hand painted so all slightly diffe...
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1930s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Faience

Majolica Chestnut Leaves Plate Salins, circa 1880
Located in Austin, TX
Majolica chestnut leaves plate Salins, circa 1880, on a pink background.
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1880s French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Ceramic pot by Les 2 Potiers, circa 1960, France
Located in Hägersten-Liljeholmen, Stockholms län
Ceramic pot design and produced by Les 2 Potiers, Michelle & Jacques Serre, 1956-1970). Pot made on " Lave emaillée" / Volcanic stones from Auvergne in France during the 60's. The to...
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1960s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Butter Dish Ceramic duck Shaped White Color France circa 1970 Set of 2
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This Pair of Butter dish is made of ceramic. Made in France in the 1970s. It is made of white a ceramic. It can be used too, as FoisGras Dish. Representing a duck.
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1970s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

French 19th Century Faded Green Glazed Ceramic Confit Jar
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful confit jar with very rare faded green glaze. Confit jars were used primarily in the South of France for the preservation of meats such as duck or goose for dishes such as...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

French Porcelain Oyster Plates Haviland Limoges, Set of 6
Located in Winter Park, FL
A good set of 6 small porcelain plates and one large porcelain plate with gold leaf decor from Limoges, France for the Haviland & Co. All in good condition. Circa 1900-1920 . The sma...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Small French 19th Century Yellow Glazed Ceramic Confit Jar
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful small confit jar with its characteristic yellow glaze. Confit jars were used primarily in the South of France for the preservation of meats such as duck or goose for dish...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Vase, Dominique Pouchain en céramique française décor géométriques, circa 1980
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
Dominique Pouchain (1956) Fils du céramiste Jacques Pouchain de renommé mondiale, il à su s'imposer rapidement en exposant au salon des Ateliers d'arts à Paris en 1985. Il ouvre son ...
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1980s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Jean Picart Le Doux, huge ceramic plat, Sant-Vicens workshop, France circa 1950s
Located in leucate, FR
Huge ceramic dish from the Sant-Vicens pottery workshops in Perpignan (south of France). Drawing made by Jean Picart Le Doux. Two white stylized bird on an intense red background. ...
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1950s French Vintage French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

19th Century French Green Glazed Terracotta Dairy Bowl or Tian
Located in Buisson, FR
Great piece of pottery from the Provence. Beautiful green color, France, circa 1850. Good but weathered condition.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Terracotta

French Green and Mustard Two Handle Vase with Narrow Neck
Located in Troy, MI
Found in France, this French vase dates from approximately 1910. This piece stands 14.75” high and has a body with 8-1/4” diameter at the base and two shoulder form handles on the si...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

French Terracotta Vase or Confit Pot
Located in Winter Park, FL
A small earthenware confit pot from the Southwest of France with traditional yellow ochre glaze with green drips. Minor chips and losses to glaze. These ordinary earthenware vessels ...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Ceramics

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Terracotta

Small French 19th Century Yellow Glazed Ceramic Confit Jar, 'Pot'
Located in Buisson, FR
Beautiful small confit jar with its characteristic yellow glaze. Confit jars were used primarily in the South of France for the preservation of meats such as duck or goose for dish...
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19th Century Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Early 20th C French Large Green Confit Jar
Located in Troy, MI
Found in France, this French confit jar dates from approximately 1915. This piece stands 11” high and has the traditional form with a wide vessel body and two handles on the sides wi...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Majolica Pig Pitcher Orchies, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica pig with ham signed Orchies, circa 1900.
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Early 1900s French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Majolica, Ceramic

Set of Seven French Majolica Depose KG Luneville Asparagus Plates
Located in Essex, MA
Lot of 7 French Majolica Depose KG Luneville asparagus plates from the Keller and Guerin Frers era. They are decorated in turquoise blue with...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

Creil Et Montereau Cistern and Basin, Faux Bois Faience
Located in Doylestown, PA
A charming faience lavabo and basin by Creil et Montereau, circa 1900, in unusual "faux bois" decoration. The piece retains its original lid and spout.
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Ceramics

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Faience

French Provincial Tian Bowl Terracotta and Honey Glaze, 19th Century
Located in Milano, IT
Antique French Provincial Tian bowl in light yellow. Beautiful time worn patina. Circa early 19th century found in Provence, France. These were used for preparation as mixing bowls m...
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

19th Century Brown French Provincial Crock Pot
Located in Milano, IT
French terracotta crock pot from Avignon 19th Century.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Pottery

19th Century French Green Glazed Terracotta Dairy Bowl or Tian
Located in Buisson, FR
Great piece of pottery from the Provence. Beautiful green color, France, circa 1850. Good but weathered condition.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Terracotta

Dieulefit Poteries De Haute Provence Platter in Yellow Glaze
Located in Milano, IT
Dieulefit Poteries de Haute Provence Yellow glazed earthenware scalloped edge trimmed in brown serving platter from village of Dieulefit circa 1950's.
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19th Century French Antique French Provincial Ceramics

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Ceramic

French Provincial ceramics for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique French Provincial ceramics for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage ceramics created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, decorative objects, wall decorations and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with ceramic, earthenware and other materials. If you’re shopping for used French Provincial ceramics made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and Italy pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original ceramics, popular names associated with this style include Sarreguemines, Orchies, Choisy-le-Roi, and Longchamp. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for ceramics differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $95 and tops out at $5,456 while the average work can sell for $388.

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