Description A service for one person, known as a "cabaret," made of fine faience in a rococco style, and decorated to imitate wood, to which have been tacked landscape prints in crimson monochrome. This peculiar trompe l'oeil pattern was a specialty of the Niderviller Factory near Strassburg, particularly during the regime of Baron Jean-Louis de Beyerle the founder. The factory was renowned for the delicacy of its faience ware, which almost equalled the contemporary porcelain of Meissen in refinement of execution. Later Niderviller produced porcelains also, and especailly figure groups in biscuit (unglazed porcelain) that attained considerable renown.
- More Than Meets the Eye: The Art of Trompe l'Oeil. Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus. 1985-1986.
Provenance Parke-Bernet Galleries. Walters Art Museum, by purchase, 1943.
Credit Museum Purchase, 1943
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