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Montereau - Eight plates on the theme of the Independence of Greece - Beginning of the nineteenth century

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Rare suite of eight Montereau earthenware plates with grisaille decoration on the theme of the Independence of Greece. Around 1810-1830 - The marli is punctuated with wreaths tied with ribbon inscribed with the names of "Maulis Byron / Canaris Fabvier / Botzaris Eynard" and with the cross of Lorraine bearing banners inscribed with the words "Liberty" and "The Cross". See: Amandry, A. (1982) Greek Independence in 19th Century French Faience, Athens: Fondation ethnographique du Péloponnèse, pp. 37-41.

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Rare suite of eight Montereau earthenware plates with grisaille decoration on the theme of the Independence of Greece.

Around 1810-1830

Diameter: 21.6cm

Marked on the back hollow "Montereau" on each.

Excellent state of conservation.

The marli is punctuated with wreaths tied with ribbon inscribed with the names of "Maulis Byron / Canaris Fabvier / Botzaris Eynard"

and with the cross of Lorraine bearing banners inscribed with the words "Liberty" and "The Cross".

Each plate is decorated with a captioned scene: "Greek Committee chaired by Mr de Châteaubriand" "The Greeks receiving the

blessing at missolonghi" "Marcos botzaris in the camp of the Turks" "Lord Byron at the head of a Greek detachment" "Mavrocordatos

taking a bridge defended by the Turks" "The day before an attack" "Constantin Canaris on a brulot" "Quest for the Greeks" "Marcos

Botzaris in the camp of the Turks"

See: Amandry, A. (1982) Greek Independence in 19th Century French Faience, Athens: Fondation ethnographique du Péloponnèse,

pp. 37-41.

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Montereau - Eight plates on the theme of the Independence of Greece - Beginning of the nineteenth century

Montereau - Eight plates on the theme of the Independence of Greece - Beginning of the nineteenth century

Rare suite of eight Montereau earthenware plates with grisaille decoration on the theme of the Independence of Greece. Around 1810-1830 - The marli is punctuated with wreaths tied with ribbon inscribed with the names of "Maulis Byron / Canaris Fabvier / Botzaris Eynard" and with the cross of Lorraine bearing banners inscribed with the words "Liberty" and "The Cross". See: Amandry, A. (1982) Greek Independence in 19th Century French Faience, Athens: Fondation ethnographique du Péloponnèse, pp. 37-41.