Candy box

Georges Dreyfus
7.28 in
600,00 €

Blue glazed terra cotta inside. Unsigned, but made for the Georges Dreyfus factory on rue de Paradis in Paris. Circa 1900.

This gentleman seems to be more of a retailer than a manufacturer, as he signed objects using very different techniques. It seems likely that he called on Porquier for this model, as the clay and enamel are very similar to those used in this factory at the same time. This object comes from an old Quimper family.

This witty bonbonnière depicts a tambourine, whose skin has been torn off by the head of a crying child. Probably a birth or christening gift.