Nevers - (Ceramics Pottery France)

Nevers - (Ceramics, Pottery, France) Important French centre for the manufacture of faience from the late sixteenth century, the craft having been brought to the district by Italian potters. Several factories flourished in the seventeenth century and for much of the eighteenth and the wares produced are among the best ever made in France. The Chinese influence, not only in decoration but also in shapes, was strong in the last quarter of the seventeenth century.

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