Feu de Four pieces are very rare! For example companies like Haviland (Limoges area) only used this method of firing porcelain for two years from 1893 to 1895 and then stopped because of the expense of the process.
These pieces were made for the elites and could only be afforded by few. They have become very rare and expensive!
If you look closely you will also see much of the pattern is under the glaze. Imagine these pieces were painted, glazed, fired and painted again. A very tedious and expensive method.
Pâte-sur-pâte is a French term meaning “paste on paste”. It is a method of porcelain decoration in which a relief design is created on an unfired, unglazed body by applying successive layers of white slip (liquid clay) with a brush.
The effect is somewhat similar to other types of relief decoration (sprigging). However, unlike Jasperware, for example, a mold is not normally used, and the ceramic artist is able to achieve translucency.
Antique Market is a multi-dealer antique mall located on Long Island in Huntington, New York. I have two booths there and the place is loaded with historical and very unusual, beautiful antiques.
700 East Jericho Turnpike
Huntington Station, NY 11746
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Check out the antiques where I have two booths in Huntington, New York. Antique Market In Huntington Long Island Has:
Antique Pocket Watches
Antique Oil Cans
Antique Tobacco Memorabilia
Antique License Plates
Antique Sewing Machines
Antique Comic Books
Antique Civil War Relics
Antique World War Two Memorabilia
Vintage and Antique Clothing
Antique Railroad Memorabilia
Antique Beer and Brewery Memorabilia