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A pair of Nevers faience double-gourd-shaped bottles, probably 19th Century.

The richly glazed, purplish blue bodies, each with a trumpet neck and short foot, are inspired by the Chinese vegetal, double-gourd shape.

From the late 16th until the early 19th Century Nevers in central France was a centre for the manufacture of faience, or tin-glazed earthenware.

It was one of the first to be influenced by the porcelains arriving in Europe from China and Japan and the late 17th Century was the period of its finest output.


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