This is one of our favourite pieces. A glorious French Smokers Stand from the early 20th century.
The decoration is wonderful and the pink and gold colours set it off beautifully.
Smoking cigarettes today is seen as something dirty and unhealthy but back in the 1920's is was very chic and all the rage, hence why such effort was put into creating this masterpiece in ceramics. The glaze has crazing but overall its in beautiful condition.
Stands 120 mm high and 230 mm long.
The Longwy pottery was established towards the end of the 17th century in a Carmelite convent in the Meurthe et Moselle region of France near the point where France, Luxembourg and Belgium meet. The owners of the convent and pottery were the Huart family, and by 1865 had passed into the hands of Fernand and Hyppolyte d'Huart. They built new workshops and forsook the models, figures and reliefs that had previously been made in favour of earthenware decorated with enamel in the style of cloisonné.
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