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Bowl - Chinese Lowestaff - $700

Bowl - Chinese Lowestaff

Edme Samson, the Imitator

1810-1891 France

It was said that many of the fine Chinese pieces in French collections were made by Edme Samson in the late 19th Century, the same was true of 18th century soft paste French porcelain. Fortunately, a large body of his work is marked with strange Japanese looking seals in red overglaze.

Samson & Cie. was established by Edmé Samson at 7, Rue Vendôme (later Rue Béranger) in Paris in the middle of the 19th century. The intention of the firm was to reproduce ceramics from museums and private collections, and it claimed that all such reproductions would be distinctly marked to avoid confusion with the originals. In 1864, the factory was moved to Montreuil by Samson's son, Emile Samson (1837-1913). The range of wares included copies of 18th-century porcelain from such factories as Sèvres, Chelsea, Meissen and Derby, Chinese export-wares, especially armorial wares decorated with famille rose colours and mugs decorated with the Fitzhugh pattern, Delftware, Iznikware, maiolica and faience." (Grove Dictionary of Art).

Notes:  #2 Fine moulded bowl; white on white moriage, “chinese” flowers & plum branches - central crest of lion & grayhound & crown - marked

tea caddy is not signed.

Wide bowl is 9.5" diameter - unidentified crest in center

Price: $700.00   On Sale: Take 43% off gallery price

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