Beautiful set of large art-nouveau cache-pots / jars in typical Flemish Torhouts pottery, Belgium, 1910
Multicoloured decorated with lush flowers (no. 131), bottom inscription "Made in Belgium".
The pots show some signs of old age and here and there a few chips, but are in general beautiful decorative condition.
Since the 18th century, the city of Torhout has had a flourishing industrial art, which concentrated mainly on pottery. The art potters laid the groundwork for an ornamental production that was later taken over in Flanders.
The Torhout pottery was done according to traditional methods exclusively. The motifs characteristic of the earthenware were applied with a coloured engobe. By mixing clay with metal oxides, the colours (especially green and earth tones) were obtained. The earthenware was baked ‘monocuisson’ in a coal and wood-fired stove.
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- Beautiful couple of large Art Nouveau cache pots / pots in typical Flemish Torhout earthenware, Belgium, 1910
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- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 24.5×28×0 cm
- 4.1 kg