Circa 1825

Beautiful pair of refined crater vases with the entire body decorated with animated landscapes and mountain views. Handles with the "men with beard" heads in bisque. The highlights in gold are delicatly ingraved. Great quality and amazing condition. Similar landscapes on another type of vases in the François Duesberg Museum in Mons (BE).

Size: H 30cm base : 12cm x 12cm

Manufactory of Frédéric Faber, Ixelles I, circa 1825-1830

Lit: Frédéric Faber and Charles Christophe Windish associated their know-hows and created the Manufactory of XL I in 1824. Windish was a fantastic porcelain designer and maker. Faber was a genius painter on porcelain. Their collaboration will enable Brussels to compete with the best manufacturers in Europe by selling very high quality porcelain. In 1825, Faber becomes the official royal manufactory for King Willem 1st. Nevertheless, their roads separated at Belgian independence around 1830. Faber's sons, Henri and Edouard, will take over the manufacture and work in the spirit of their father until 1849, year in which J.B. Cappellemans, owner of the Halle manufactory, will buy them over.