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Tile panel of tin glazed earthenware painted in enamel colours, representing the restoration work on the tomb of Marguerite de Bourbon by Léon Parvillée, Paris, ca. 1880 (?).
Width: 41.5 in approx., Height: 41.5 in approx.
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The range of Parvillée's techniques was extensive. He was assisted by his sons Achille and Louis. Achille produced a handbook on ceramique techniques, with an introduction by his father.
These tiles are reproductions of sixteenth-century examples from the monastery church of Brou, France, and were made for use at the Château de Chenonceau.
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The range of Parvillée's techniques was extensive. He was assisted by his sons Achille and Louis. This panel represents the restoration work undertaken by Parvillé on the tomb of Marquerite de Bourbon, in the Church of Notre Dame de Brou, designed in 1516. Achille produced a handbook on ceramique techniques, with an introduction by his father. [1987-2006]
Tile panel: the top row (left to right) has tiles depicting a vase and cornucopia, a male bust, grotesque ornament. The middle row (left to right) depicts a male bust, the words 'spies mea deus' and a female bust. The bottom row (left to right) has tiles showing the words 'laus deo', a male bust and a flower. These subjects are contained within a pattern of interlinked circles.
These tiles are reproductions of those laid in the 16th-century floor of the monastery of Brou, near Bourg-en-Bresse, France. The original floor was noted for its brilliance. These 19th century versions were made for use at the Château de Chenonceau.