Antique French Faience CHAUFERRETTE, Desvres Book shaped Hand Warmer c1880. This is a rare and unusual antique French Faience CHAUFERRETTE made in the Desvres region of France. The subject matter includes a pottery Hand Warmer in the shape of a Book, with a décor on the front cover of a woman dressed in Breton garb, on the spine of the book is Souvenir , on the back cover a brightly covered rooster, and Quand ce coq chantera, mon amour finera. When this rooster will sing, my love will end.
There is a hole in the top for a cork. The modeling, decorating, and glaze are well done with typical colors of Desvres pottery: creamy white background decorated with bright dark blue, light blue, brilliant lemon yellow, mustard yellow, iron red, sage green, and dark magenta. The estimated date is circa 1880.This French Faience Antique CHAUFERRETTE is in good condition. Condition status includes minimal normal wear and rubbing, glaze losses, firing flaws, crazing and fretting. Overall, this item is sound, having no other chips, cracks, or major defects, and having had no apparent repairs or restorations. Please see all photos which are a part of this description. Tall X 2.2 In. Wide X 1.1 In. This is Desvres faience, fine country French art pottery. This style includes production techniques whereby tin glazes and decorations are applied and worked in stages upon a modeled terra cotta pottery form, and fired several times in a kiln. Please bookmark this work; Listing Category and List Price are subject to change. The item "Antique French Faience CHAUFERRETTE, Rare Desvres Book shaped Hand Warmer c. 1880" is in sale since Wednesday, February 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\French". The seller is "fleurman" and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.