53-piece 'Service Rousseau'
Designer / Maker /Retailer
Designed by Félix Bracquemond (1833-1914)
For Eugène Rousseau (1827-90)
Manufactured by Creil et Montereau
Printed and painted faience
French (Paris), 1866-75
Paris Exposition Universelle, 1867 (a ‘complete’ service)
Bouillon, Shimzu & Thiébaut, Art, industrie et japonisme: Le service “Rousseau”, 1988 (for a discussion of the complete service)
We are, at present, offering 40 plates (of which ten are marginally smaller), two large oval platters, a smaller oval platter, a fish platter, four tureens and, four tazzas and a lobed bowl. The thirty larger plates divided into groups of ten: birds, fish and flowers, and the marginally smaller plates have mixed decoration.
One of the two smallest tureens has a repair to one side and the second to the handles, and some of the blue ‘feathering’ around a few of the plates has been touched in.