Rare and Large Faience Dog


a pug shown recumbent on a tasselled cushion. Probably Luneville

Height 29 cm (11.75 inches)
Length 44 cm (17.25 inches)
Depth 23 cm (9 inches)
French. Circa 1800

Jacques Chambrette, following in the footsteps of his father, also Jacques, founded his family’s pottery works in Lunéville in the then independent state of Lorraine and under the auspices of King Stanislaus I, King of Poland, in 1730. He studied the potteries of England and formulated a new kind of earthenware called terre de Lorraine in 1748. In 1786 the factory was bought by Sébastian Keller and the Keller family continued to run it with great success throughout the 19th century – by 1900 it had 1,100 employees.