66. French Plate Les Islettes 19th – Madame Bernard

Les Islettes 19th - Private Collection France

19th century faience plate produced by ‘Les Islettes’ a manufactory of exquisite French pottery. The woman with parasol is Madame Bernard, the wife of the factory’s founder. The ‘Les Islettes’ faience factory in Bois d’ Epense, was founded by François Bernard in 1764. The factory began with 30 workers and master painters from the other centers and by the beginning of the 19th century some 200 people were working in this. The images of Madame Bernard were one of the most famous and distinctive motifs of Islettes, together with revolutionary themes like the French coq.

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