L320 Ultra Rare Sarreguemines French 1880s Faience Hp Gift Box Dozen Egg Holder For Sale
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L320 ULTRA RARE SARREGUEMINES FRENCH 1880s FAIENCE HP GIFT BOX DOZEN EGG HOLDER
The Estate Road Show is proud to Showcase this Magnificent and Ultra Rare Antique, in the form of this all original 1875 to 1889 hand painted floral and gift wrapped French Faience dozen count hard boiled egg holder, from the skilled artisans at the famed Utzschneider Factory of Sarreguemines. This incredible staggered lid box achieves a unique octagonal pointed form with its original center handled & elevated pull out egg holder without any issues!! Please also note the precise late Victorian mold definition of the ribbed box, and the elevated base seating rim. The tea rose sprays are simply beautiful, and are accented with a lovely pink border, + the prominent Robins egg blue knotted ribbon. This treasure is verified as pre 1891 (McKinley Tariff Act), as there is no country affiliated identification. Our early stamp was used between 1875 and 1900, with SARREGUEMINES in cursive script, along with a U & C overlay, in sizes varying between 3.5 and 6 cm. Our mark must not be confused with the 1920 to 1950 mark, which is very similar to the 1875 U & C stamp, but carries a D.V. monogram, plus an unserifed FRANCE. The ERS has never offered a finer French Faience or Barbotine covered egg container, nonetheless one with such a marvelous Pedigree and in spectacular condition! We are very grateful to the Porcelain Marks & More web site for its wonderful historical information, as well as its fantastic marks section. The pottery at Sarreguemines, Moselle, Lorainne of Eastern France was established in 1784. Then the territory was French, but it became German ninety years later. The dynamic Bavarian Paul Utzschneider took over the factory in 1800 and introduced new decorating techniques. Napoleon I became one of his best customers and ordered several pieces and the business expanded so much that it had to open new workshops and acquire several mills. The protests provoked by the consequences of deforestation induced the company to use coal instead of wood, but it was not until 1830 that the first coal-fired kilns were built. In 1836 Paul Utzschneider finally handed over the management of the factory to his son-in-law Alexandre de Geiger who erected new buildings that were in harmony with the landscape; the Moulin de la Blies mill was built in 1841 in this spirit. In 1838 Alexandre de Geiger associated himself with Villeroy & Boch and this agreement contributed to the growth of production. The industrial revolution was in full swing, and a new architecture emerged with the appearance of saw-tooth roofs and round chimney stacks tall enough to prevent smoke from drifting over neighboring houses. The new factories built in 1853 and 1860 completely relied on steam-powered machinery and in the workshops, modernization centered mainly on the energy needed to operate the machines. from 1860 forward, Sarreguemines produced the broadest range of quality French Barbotine / Majolica, & Faience of any potter in France. Following the annexation of the Moselle to Germany, Alexandre de Geiger left Sarreguemines and retired in Paris in 1871. His son Paul de Geiger took over the management and two new factories were constructed at Digoin and Vitry-le-FranÃ§ois. Paul de Geiger died in 1913, the year in which Utzschneider & Cie. was split into two companies, one responsible for the establishment in Sarreguemines and the other for the French factories. After the First World War the factories were united under the name of Sarreguemines Digoin Vitry le Francois and run by the Cazal family. During the World War II, the faience factories were sequestered and their management entrusted to Villeroy & Boch between 1942 and 1945. After stopping production of porcelain and majolica, the company was taken over in 1979 by the Luneville Badonviller Saint Clement group.*** Freight shipping on a pallet ranges $150-$300 most places, pickup is free 30 days, in some locations like GA, OH, SC, TN, MS, AL, PA, IN delayed dropoff from our trailers available $75-$125. Dealers can HOLD items up to 45 days to save on shipping.
Retail Value Estimate: $625-$700
Condition: EXC condition, very minor wear only Weight: 5lb 8oz
Measurements (LxWxH): 10.5 inches x 10.5 inches x 4 inches
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