Toile de Jouy Bowl

The decoration on this bowl is inspired by a Liberty print designed in 1785 by the genre painter Jean-Baptiste Huet. His pastoral scenes praise rural activities and pleasures, portraying a nostalgia for the countryside that was characteristic of aristocrats and the bourgeois of the time. The Delights of the Four Seasons illustrates the changing of occupations and events that symbolize seasonal change. Everything is reminiscent of chivalry and the art of whispering sweet nothings. Even the gardener cultivating flowers represents
a metaphor of courtship.

Each bowl is made of earthenware, and is 5.39 inches in diameter and 3.15 inches tall. 

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