What's for sale?
This is a pair of very large breakfast cups and saucers in the beautiful, "Oiseau Bleu" pattern.
Oiseau Bleu is a popular and pretty design by the Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave. It features a blue bird on a background of branches and flowers, with a variety of shapes and patterns running in a band around the rim.
Who made it and when?
These were made in the 1980s by Faïencerie de Gien, a long-established and highly regarded pottery manufacturer based in the Loire Valley of France. Faïence is the French term for high quality, tin-glazed earthenware. The company was founded in 1821 by Englishman Thomas Hall. The maker's mark underneath reads:
What condition are they in?
- In very good condition
- No chips or cracks
- The original retail box is included
What are the measurements?
- Cup 8cm high
- Cup 11.5cm from rim to handle
- Saucer 2cm high
- Saucer 18cm diameter
- Each cup and saucer weighs 597 grams
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