Faubourg St. Denis Coffee cans & Milk Jug
A beautiful 18th Century hand painted pair of coffee cans and matching milk jug by Faubourg St. Denis.
The set is decorated with wild flowers, each hand painted in the finest of detail. The decorations include wild roses, scarlet pimpernel, forget me not and buttercups. The rims and handles of each piece have been finished in gilt gold applied in a scalloped pattern. Each piece has a different combination of flowers but all have been painted with the same meticulous care and by the same hand.
The two coffee cans are stamped on the base with a crown and “CP”.
These initials stand for Charles Philippe the patron to the factory. Although the Jug is unmarked it is from the same set and has been painted by the same hand.
Faubourg St. Denis was the 1st Porcelain factory in France, it was started in 1769 by Pierre Hannong. Charles Philippe Comte d’Artois was the patron and protector of the factory. Charles Philippe was King Louis XVI’s youngest brother and the future King Charles X. The factory and ceased production in 1793.
~ Condition ~
The jug has a chip to the spout and a small crack to the rim. There is a chip to the base of the handle. The base has a star crack. The painting is in beautiful condition and the colours bright. The gilt gold is in good condition over the majority with areas of wear to the handle.
Both of the cups have cracks running down them. There is discolouration to the inside of one of the cups. The paining is in very good condition and the gilt gold intact over the majority. There are no chips to the cups.
~ Dimensions ~
The milk jug is 5.5 inches (14cm) high.
The coffee cups are 2.5 inches (6.5cm) high with a diameter of 2.5 inches (6.5cm).