by the Laurent Hellier
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This is a tale of two. Forges pottery. which respond to inform each other.History of one preparationa family and even a craft heritage.
Lionel Godfrey Have memory? He remembered seeing a dish in a book. Forgery Local historian Michelle Coffin exemplifies the house but recently, she discovered another dish that depicts the other side of the house. Through these two dishes, the entire history of Forges pottery is revealed again.
In Forges-les-Eaux, pottery is a treasure that Stephanie introduces at the tourist office.
“In 1998, a book was published entitled Une Terre, un style. Pottery from Forges-les-Eaux by Elise Delaire, Anne-Gale Dethy and Alain Joubert. This book presents typical pieces, but rather And above all it also presents unique models from private collections and the faience museum of forges in the town hall”, explains Lionel Godefroy. And the historian Brion illustrated important parts of the book in his memory.
At Forges-les-Eaux, some keep an eye on the pottery and pottery of Martin Camp.
This book traces the history of the fence from the forges during the 19th century and shows the production workshops, manufacturing techniques, decoration, form and use, marketing.
And to add: “Sometimes things are good in chance encounters, provided you have a keen eye. It’s not enough to see, you have to know how to see. We remembered a picture of a dish from Forges. Not just anyone, presented on page 31 of the book. It represents the house of Michel Coffin (53 avenue des Sources), well known to Les Forgens and with whom we met in Promenades Géographiques Historiques Touristiques en Produced the last three volumes of the Pays de Bray.
This A dish Decorated with a view of the back of the old. Pottery Mutel-Cavelan At Forges-les-Eaux where Workshops of production. It is dated 1825 when the factory was sold. Pierre Amand Motel-Köln To Pierre Nicolas Marin Ledoux.
The front of the forges factory
The authors of the book in question state that it was probably at this point that “PNM Ledoux would present PA Mutel-Cavelan as a monument, a vision of the factory he had just remodeled into a magnificent Bought on Dish. The company is growing”. It would later become the Herbel-Dumas-Rohaut factory, closing in 1890.
And the example symptoms describe: “Private collection. It seems that this is the only view we have of the factory. Only? Not really.
These two dishes make a pair.
Recently, Lionel Gaudefroy made a discovery.
We found the counterpart of this famous dish during an ancient festival, as indicated by its completion: the facade on the main road. Thus we have, in a way, the front of the factory.
and detailed with a sense of precision that is unique to him: “This dish, unlike its false twin, is not contoured (curves and counter-curves), but the decoration on the mural is the same, of small leaves. entwined garlands. and blue flowers. On the right, we see a pile of wood used to fuel the ovens for cooking. The architecture of the main building is the same. Slate with its three dogs. The roof is well-matched. The aspect is the same with the front door. There is no doubt that these two dishes form a pair,” he concludes.
When history is engraved in pottery.
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