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Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Fid, May 23, 2019.

  1. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    to show a nice item. probably a piece of an old house façade. looks nice in the sun.
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  2. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    That's lovely. Looks very Doulton Lambeth.
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  3. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Where did it come from?
    How big is it?
    Show us the back!

    Looks art nouveau. Maybe off a fountain?
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  4. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    size 45 cm wide. back looks like roughcast or plaster. it was on offer as eventually Alexandre Bigot, but it isn't (99.9 % :)).
    if it was from a fountain I'd expect a hole somewhere for the waterpipe.
    from the glazing it's rather Adrien Dalpayrat.
    at the moment it's in the atelier; I try to modify an old frame to hang it on the wall beside my bed.
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  5. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Googling those names, I see architectural ornament for Bigot, not so much for Dalpayrat, but Dalpayrat does have the glazes. Whoever did it, and for whatever reason, it looks darn good. Must be quite heavy.
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  6. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    Looks like someone took a casting of someone lying under a wrinkled/or nicely arrayed sheet! VERY nice!!! Love the colors too!!
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  7. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    lighter as expected :). Bigot was much more into architectural items, that's true. for those that are interested, google castel beranger:
    especially the entrance hall leaves you flabbergasted; try to get a glimpse when you're in Paris next time; in the olden days (yes i know, when we were crisper :happy:) the people let us in when coming home for a moment; but sadly those days are over.
    Dalpayrat was much more a chemist that tried out different elements for glaze effects; besides that he worked more for individual artists than Bigot who really had a small industry with artists working for him on contract.
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  8. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    a shrunken head from the size of it.;)
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  9. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    The veiled face motif is common enough in sculpture, and not particularly emphasized in this example, which is what made me think some sort a water effect might have been intended.
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  10. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    It's LOVELY Fid !!! ... Joy. :)
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