Faience is a style of pale, tin-glazed pottery with a fine, and often floral, decoration. A well-know source of Faience pottery in Provence is created in the village of Moustiers-Saint-Marie.
Our current style of Faience pottery originated with French speaker in Italy, but the history of the style goes back to pre-ninth-centure Middle East, or possibly to Egypt some 50 centuries earlier.
These are examples of faïence pottery from Moustiers-Saint-Marie. Click on an image to see a larger photo.
|Blue faience vase with face detail||Plate with bird|
|Platter/plate with bird||Lace-edged blue plate with bird|
|Open-edeged plate with fighting birds||Rose plate|
|Montgolfier plate||Water supply-basin set|
|Turine and kitchen set||Hummingbird platter|