Manufacture of Lunéville (XXth c.) ◊ Cat-shaped pitcher ◊ Enamelled earthenware


Polychrome enamel faience
Signed and numbered under base 7486/2
Height 26 cm



Jacques Chambrette founded the first in 1730 and the second in 1758. The two prestigious Lorraine factories lived apart more than a century before mergering for economic reasons and being bought in 1892 by the earthenware factories Keller and Guérin. In 1922, the new owner, Edouard Fenal, revived artistic production by appealing to the great names of Art Nouveau, such as Emile Gallé, and of Art Deco, such as the Mougin brothers. A real know-how and a production based on tableware, all the animals signed Charles Lemanceau, not forgetting the famous zoomorphic pitchers, since the best known such as the duck, the rooster, the most rare and sought-after such as the elephant, the cat or the ibis. Since 2006, Faïence and Cristal de France has perpetuate the tradition of the arts of fire in Lorraine …