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Marseille faience duck tureen


Code: MB771

Circa 1730-50

Factory of Joseph Fauchier (1687-1751)

Length: 13 1/4 in. (34 in.), height: 9 in. (23 cm.)

Provenance: Raymond Jourdan-Barry

Joseph Fauchier was a master of the faience duck tureen and helped to establish Marseille’s preeminence in the manufacture of trompe l’oeil tureens in the mid 18th century. Fauchier founded his own factory in 1730, which was perpetuated by his nephew, also named Joseph, beginning in 1751. Other examples of duck tureens are in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, de la Faïence, et de la Mode, in Marseilles, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Narbonne.