Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres
Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres
Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres
Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres
Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres
Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres
Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres
Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres
Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres
Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres
Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres
Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres
Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres
Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres
Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres

Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres

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Antique Faience Holy Water Font From Nevers France 1750-1800, Excellent Condition, 34 x 17 Centimetres

A stunning faience Holy Water Font made in Nevers between 1750 and 1800.

The city of Nevers, Nièvre, now in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in central France, was a centre for manufacturing faience, or tin-glazed earthenware pottery, between around 1580 and the early 19th century.

Arriving from Italy at the invitation of Duke Louis de Gonzague, the first earthenware potters settled in Nevers at the end of the 16th century. Their reputation and success became such that Nevers was known in the 17th century as the French Capital of Earthenware. Of the twelve factories that were to be found in the town in the 18th century, only one survived the economic difficulties of the 19th.

This beautiful Holy Water Font is in exceptional condition for its age with just a very few tiny nicks to the edges of the soft paste porcelain. It is unusual in that the tin glaze extends to the rear of the piece as well.

It measures 34x17x10 centimetres so it a large piece.