Faience from Moustiers, France, a town in the Alpine area in the southeast of France, has been made since at least the 16th century. The production of the dynastic families of Clérissy, Olery, Laugier, grew to flourish in the production of high and low-temperature fired earthenwares of especially artistic creativity in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Clérissy factory took much inspiration from the arabesques of Jean Berain, usually depicted in blue and white on a white ground. A prior and economist of Italian origin, Lazzaro Porri, may well have brought to the Clérissy family the formula for tin-glazed enamel in 1671. To this technology was added artistic creativity, and,... more.