Founded in 1821, the Faiencerie is located in Gien, in the Loire Valley at the very heart of France. The location offered all that was needed to make Faience : sand and water from the river Loire, and wood from the Sologne forest nearby.
The Faience gained renown during the 19th century largely through two main products : dinner services bearing the coats of arms of prominent families of the European aristocracy, and... tiles made for the Paris Metro.
Warm and vibrant, Gien fine Faience is in a class of its own through its natural composition (sand, clays, kaolin...), its quality designs and forms. All requisites for the manufacturing process - the liquid slip, plaster casts, glazes - are designed and made at the Faiencerie according to strictly guarded recipes and methods.
All stages of production, from the pile of earth to the finished plate, are carried out on our premises. A Gien plate requires 26 different ingredients and passes through the hands of 30 Faience craftsmen, the heirs of two hundred years of skill and know-how.
This plates was inspired by « le Collectionneur » created in 1971 by Marie-Pierre Boitard and reworked by Delphine Lévèque.
Portraits of Marie-Antoinette : this tangy colored series is a dashing interpretation of archive prints illustrating the Queen of France at different stages of her life, from being the nation’s cherished young wife of the Dauphin, through to radiant and then unhappy monarch.
Place your favourite canapés in style with this luxurious mini plate from Gien. Made from faience, those stunning plates feature the nicest monuments of Paris : Arc de Triomphe, Les Invalides, Le Palais Garnier, Place de La Concorde and the Eiffel Tower!
Charming Gien ça c'est Paris! You will find the oblivious and fun clichés on this beautiful mug.
Box Set 2 Mini Plates Ca c'est Paris decorated with the Eiffel Tower and the character of the Parisienne in her proverbial striped jumper
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