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The faience Museum in the castle Pasture: photos, description (Musee de la Faience)

Manufacture of pottery on the territory of modern Marseille were already in the XIII century, this time dates the oldest part of the Museum exhibits earthenware. The most ancient exhibits of this Museum belong rather to the category of archaeological finds, as was done in the Neolithic period.

The Museum received its first visitors in 1995, staying in the open after the restoration of the castle Pasture. The castle is located in a picturesque Park Monredon, which offers a beautiful view of the sea.

In total, the Museum contains about a thousand pieces of ceramics, most of which were created in the XVII-XVIII centuries. It was on the XVIII century the heyday of pottery production in Marseille. In the middle of the century, the city had ten factories, and every year they became more. Some factories produced "extras" - simple utensils and other items made of clay, which were sold in the French colonies. Other manufacturers specialized in the production of artistic pottery, such as honoré savy, who became a purveyor to the Royal court and was honored to put on my bowl sign in the form of the Royal lilies.

Marseille's products is different from the original painting, which used scenes from mythology, images of animals, floral designs, inspired by nautical themes. Also at Marseilles faience can be seen casually drawn elements in the form of flowers, leaves or insects on which the master was covering minor flaws in the glaze.

In addition to local production, the Museum houses pottery and other things made in China and European countries - Germany, Italy, the Scandinavian Peninsula. In a separate section you can see the pottery of the twentieth century - more functional and less elegant than tableware and decorative elements of the previous centuries.