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Date: c.1750
Overall: 1 3/4 × 18 1/8 × 13 7/16 in. (4.4 × 46.1 × 34.2 cm)
Medium: Tin-glazed earthenware (grand feu faïence) with in-glaze enamels
Credit Line: The Pierre Karch and Mariel O'Neill-Karch Collection.
Object number: G12.14.1
DescriptionWarriors, pineapples and coconut trees… This charger featuring an exotic landscape evokes images of distant lands which most Europeans only encountered through the travel narratives that
circulated since the Renaissance, providing perhaps an imaginary conception of the Caribbean islands where France had colonies. The Manufacture of Madeleine Héraud and Louis Leroy was,
along with the Veuve Perrin, the most important and prosperous faience enterprise in Marseille.