Friday, December 2, 2016
Thanks to a Great Follower...
It seems that it is from a company in Boise France and was signed by Emile Balon or maybe he just designed it... Not sure which.
Whatever the story, the ermine painted on the front with the crown indicates that it was connected to Anne of Brittany, who once lived in Chateau de Bloise.
If you are interested in the history, go to the site that she recommends in her comment. Balon eventually became the head of the factory. I am not sure just what the signature means, but I am very happy to know more about this little piece.
I found it in a thrift store, years ago and it is one of my favorite pieces of pottery. Even more so, now that I know a bit more about it. I am going to have to do more digging and see what else I can find out.
Back to work.
See you tomorrow.