Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/exhibitions/1024497065/

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

How did the small village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, dramatically perched on the cliffs of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, become one of France's major centers producing faience—tin-glazed earthenware—during the 18th century? Its success can be partly attributed to the natural resources of the region: fresh water, good clay for potting, and abundant wood to fire in kilns. When King Louis XIV issued a series of edicts requiring French nobility to melt their silver table services to fund French war efforts (from 1689 to 1709), faience manufacturers were quick to provide ceramic services instead. The king held a monopoly on porcelain production in France, so other wealthy patrons chose faience. Entrepreneurial pottery owners pursued regional clientele, as evidenced by table services painted with arms of influential Provençal families. Moustiers pottery decorators fueled demand by developing motifs that would become imitated by other factories. Using colors derived from metal oxides, decorators painted these motifs onto a white surface—often compared to a blank canvas—created by the tin glaze applied to the clay. The decoration of Moustiers ceramics was partly inspired by and coordinated with chintz—decorative white-grounded Indian cotton fabrics being produced for the European market that were used in interiors. The enormous popularity of this cotton threatened the French silk industry, prompting the ban of imported chintz from 1686 to 1759. During this time, the decorative repertoire of Indian chintz motifs—flowers, insects, and exotic figures—appeared on faience from Moustiers. The exhibition celebrates the substantial gift of Moustiers ceramics from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw collection, donated to Cooper Hewitt between 2006 and 2017. The Thaws' first piece of Moustiers faience—a wedding present from a friend—ignited a desire to explore the many varieties of ornament and form found in the two major family firms of Clérissy and Olérys around Moustiers. The exhibition includes prints and textiles from Cooper Hewitt's collection that not only served as inspiration but were often used alongside these works in domestic settings.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18126081/

  • graphite, pen and ink, brush and watercolor on paper
  • Museum purchase through gift of various donors
  • ornament
  • grotesques
  • interiors
  • masks

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18146873/

  • cotton

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18153503/

  • Manufactured by Clérissy Factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • cooling
  • decor
  • ceramic
  • mythical

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18153517/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glaze earthenware
  • Gift of George A. Hearn
  • eating
  • food
  • ceramic
  • plate

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18155149/

  • tin-glazed thrown earthenware
  • Gift of Mrs. George T. Bliss
  • decoration
  • domestic
  • dining
  • symmetry
  • ornamental
  • leaves
  • foliate
  • geometric

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18223029/

  • Designed by Jean-Baptiste Pillement
  • Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • allegory
  • chinoiserie
  • trellis
  • dancing

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18226725/

  • engraving on paper
  • Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18378497/

  • Designed by Jacques Callot
  • etching on off-white laid paper
  • Museum purchase through gift of Jacob Schiff

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18397469/

  • cotton

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18402769/

  • cotton
  • Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18420511/

  • soft-paste porcelain, underglaze cobalt decoration
  • container
  • storage
  • monochrome
  • decor
  • porcelain
  • cobalt
  • lambrequin
  • broderie

The delicate blue ornament found on Clérissy wares relates to lace-like patterns used at the ceramic factory of Saint-Cloud, near Paris. The broderie motif (later called “lambrequin”) resembles panels of drapery arranged in geometric patterns. The faience center of Rouen, in Northern France, developed its own unique interpretation of this style. This type of decoration was ultimately inspired by Chinese porcelain from the Kangxi era (1654–1722).

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18420519/

  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Catharine Oglesby
  • mythology
  • dining
  • food
  • dish

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18426275/

  • cotton
  • Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund
  • pattern
  • floral
  • bouquets
  • cotton

Moustiers ceramics must be viewed as part of a broader trend for pattern in the 18th-century French interior. The repeating bouquets on this printed French cotton echo the so-called “potato flower” design frequently used at Moustiers, and can be seen on the nearby tureen with yellow decoration. The motif has parallels in Indian chintzes of this period. This cotton was printed during France’s ban of Indian textiles.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18429331/

  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Catharine Oglesby
  • decorative
  • decor
  • ceramic
  • urn

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18475509/

  • etching and engraving on white laid paper
  • Bequest of Marian Hague
  • ornament
  • medallions
  • garlands
  • strapwork

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18481753/

  • cotton
  • Gift of Josephine Howell

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18481761/

  • cotton
  • Gift of Josephine Howell

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18481791/

  • cotton
  • Gift of Josephine Howell
  • trade
  • dyes
  • chintz
  • peacock

At the turn of the 18th century, France was part of a growing global economy, with material goods supplied by commercial trade networks. French interest in Indian chintz skyrocketed, alongside the trend for Asian-style ceramics. The color-fastness of dyes used on Indian chintz was one of the material’s most desirable properties, just as the high-firing colors of Moustiers faience were valued for their strength and resistance to fading.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18481801/

  • cotton
  • Gift of Josephine Howell

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18492731/

  • soft-paste porcelain, with blue underglaze
  • cylinder
  • decor
  • porcelain
  • pomade

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18556921/

  • cotton, silk, metallic thread
  • Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18575633/

  • engraving on off-white laid paper
  • ornament
  • mythology
  • plants
  • grotesques
  • birds
  • swags
  • tendrils
  • acanthus
  • Jupiter
  • eagle
  • squirrel
  • urn
  • scholars
  • masks
  • scrollwork
  • blackwork
  • French

Sixteenth-century ornament prints served as inspiration for pottery decorators long into the 18th century. Pouncing, a technique of piercing clay with small dots and rubbing charcoal into the holes to transfer a design, was used in decorations based on print engravings. The fantastic animals and mythological figures in Delaune’s grotesque designs have parallels in the monochrome blue faience nearby.

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18575639/

  • engraving on off-white laid paper
  • Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John I. Kane
  • ornament
  • mythology
  • fruit
  • ribbons
  • tendrils
  • serpentine
  • acanthus
  • incense
  • masks
  • mythological
  • scrollwork
  • grotesque
  • goat
  • sphynx
  • French
  • insect
  • Athena
  • snail

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18575641/

  • etching on laid paper
  • Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John I. Kane

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18707495/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • order
  • wine
  • glass
  • service
  • nobility
  • decor
  • ceramic
  • heraldry

This plate shows how factory decorators could freely adapt stock images of “Ho-Ho birds” and other fantastic subjects to decorate a variety of forms. Traditionally a symbol of peace, the mythological Ho-Ho bird appears frequently in Japanese porcelain of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Its presence on faience shows the ongoing influence of Asian ceramics on French potters.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18707497/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18707499/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • tableware
  • ceramic
  • charger

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18707501/

  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • tableware
  • decor
  • ceramic
  • dish

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18707503/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • decor
  • ceramic
  • pot

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18707505/

  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • ceramics
  • allegory
  • container
  • scrolls
  • decorative
  • swags
  • foliate

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18707507/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • decor
  • cceramic
  • jardiniere
  • plant

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18707509/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • ceramics
  • figures
  • container
  • flowers
  • decorative
  • dance
  • garlands
  • cartouche

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18707511/

  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • writing
  • decor
  • ink

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18707515/

  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • order
  • wine
  • glass
  • service
  • nobility
  • decor
  • ceramic
  • heraldry

This wine glass cooler was part of a larger service commissioned for Jean-Baptiste Victor de Rochechouart, Marquis de Blainville (1712–1771), who lived in south-eastern France. The Rochechouart family is one of the oldest noble lines in France, and its members were well connected at the French court. The Marquis was the nephew, once removed, of Madame de Montespan, mistress to Louis XIV. Here the arms are shown with the chivalric Order of Saint Louis.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18728263/

  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • tableware
  • ceramic
  • tureen

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18728265/

  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • flowers
  • dining
  • floral
  • fantasy
  • tableware
  • grotesque
  • plate
  • humor

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18728267/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • tableware
  • ceramic
  • plate

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18728269/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • tableware
  • ceramic
  • plate

These plates are decorated in the so-called “grotesque” style which, in ceramics uses an original motif composed of figures posed on staggered terraces, without concern for perspective or narrative. Generally surrounded by flowering vegetation, these fanciful figures are grotesque in the common sense of the word, meaning “exaggerated caricatures”. The style was developed at the Olérys factory and was widely imitated.

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18728271/

  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • tableware
  • decor
  • ceramic
  • grotesque
  • plate
  • Berain
  • singerie
  • sphinx

Faience produced at the Clérissy Factory represents the highest technical achievement by faience potters at the turn of the 18th century. The factory, founded in 1679 by Pierre Clérissy (ca. 1651–1728), employed talented decorators, many of whom later migrated and established other factories, contributing to the rise of faience in the region.

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18728273/

  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • figures
  • container
  • personal
  • domestic
  • communication
  • flowers
  • floral
  • leaves
  • writing

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18728275/

  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • floral
  • decor
  • ceramic
  • tureen

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18728277/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • tableware
  • ceramic
  • charger

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18728279/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • tableware
  • ceramic
  • tureen

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18728281/

  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • tableware
  • ceramic
  • tureen

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1024497193/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • tableware
  • palette
  • polychrome
  • hunt
  • festoons

This hunt scene is in the style of the Florentine artist Antonio Tempesta (1555–1630). Beginning around 1720, the Clérissy manufactory at Moustiers drew heavily on Tempesta’s prints for the creation of monochrome blue wares. Here, Olérys and Laugier emulate Clérissy in the central scene, but introduce their signature polychrome palette for the border garlands.

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1024497199/

  • Manufactured by Varages Pottery Factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • tableware
  • ceramic
  • platter

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1024497201/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • mythology
  • floral
  • decor
  • palette
  • ceramic
  • urn
  • Spain

Joseph Olérys (1697–1749) trained at the Clérissy Factory in Moustiers in the 1720s before moving to Alcora, Spain in 1727. There he worked at the manufactory of the Count of Aranda. In 1738, he returned to Moustiers, where he co-founded a company with his brother-in-law Jean-Baptiste Laugier, and introduced a new palette of glaze colors.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1024497203/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • mythology
  • floral
  • decor
  • palette
  • ceramic
  • urn
  • Spain

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1024497205/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • rococo
  • floral
  • sculpture
  • decor
  • repurposing
  • sunflowers
  • bulb pot
  • ambition

These bulb pots are exceptional sculptural examples of Olérys and Laugier’s production. The form signals the factory’s aim to move beyond painted decorations and into sculptural ornament following a trend set by Europe’s larger porcelain factories. It is possible that the form was a clever re-purposing from a tureen body form. Holes in the pierced lids are large enough to accommodate the hearty stalk of sunflowers grown in southern France.

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1024497209/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • rococo
  • floral
  • sculpture
  • decor
  • repurposing
  • sunflowers
  • bulb pot
  • ambition

These bulb pots are exceptional sculptural examples of Olérys and Laugier’s production. The form signals the factory’s aim to move beyond painted decorations and into sculptural ornament following a trend set by Europe’s larger porcelain factories. It is possible that the form was a clever re-purposing from a tureen body form. Holes in the pierced lids are large enough to accommodate the hearty stalk of sunflowers grown in southern France.

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1024497211/

  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • decor
  • ceramic
  • cobalt
  • grotesque
  • pot
  • arabesque
  • Berain

These cache-pots are decorated in the style of Jean Bérain the Elder (1638–1711), a designer and engraver whose influence can be traced across the French decorative arts. Bérain’s compositions of delicate interlacing arabesques were adapted for monochrome blue tableware at the Clérissy manufactory beginning in 1710. These were widely admired and copied by faience manufacturers throughout France.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1024497213/

  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • decor
  • ceramic
  • cobalt
  • grotesque
  • pot
  • arabesque
  • Berain

These cache-pots are decorated in the style of Jean Bérain the Elder (1638–1711), a designer and engraver whose influence can be traced across the French decorative arts. Bérain’s compositions of delicate interlacing arabesques were adapted for monochrome blue tableware at the Clérissy manufactory beginning in 1710. These were widely admired and copied by faience manufacturers throughout France.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1024497217/

  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • tableware
  • decor
  • plate

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1024497219/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • decor
  • ceramic
  • plate

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1024497221/

  • Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory
  • tin-glazed earthenware; pewter mount
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • decor
  • ceramic
  • jug

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1024497223/

  • tin-glazed earthenware
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
  • floral
  • tableware
  • ceramic
  • plate

This object is currently on display in room 202 in Carnegie Mansion.

Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1125162889/

  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library
  • ornament
  • pattern
  • lacquer

Pillement was an influential designer whose published works were reproduced throughout Europe. His designs for the immensely popular Ladies Amusement: Or, The Whole Art of Japanning Made Easy (1760) show figures on floating terraces arranged incidentally across the page. Their composition is strikingly similar to that of the so-called “grotesque” style at Moustiers. The foreword of the book states that the designs “will be found extremely useful to the porcelaine, and other manufacturers depending on design.”