Moustiers village tradition
This handmade ceramic bowl from Moustiers is one example of the most beautiful crafts in Provence. And when the piece is executed by an old manufactory, recognized « Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant » (Living heritage workshop), it guarantees know-how, inherited from the 17h century, and transmitted from generation to generation.
The ribbed bowl without handle is handshaped, and covered with a tin enamel that gives it pure whiteness. This is called stanniferous faience, which has an appearance close to porcelain. This is what made Provence tableware from Moustiers a great success at the royal court under Louis XIV.
No less than five beautiful decorations are available to choose from: Eglantine, Bird Saint Jean, Polychrome Bird are the traditional motifs of Moustiers earthenware, and the most known. As for the "Fleur de paradis" and "Parrot" patterns, they were created during the 20th century by this workshop and are part of the designs specific to the artisan.
Both the colors and the delicate touch of the drawing are of the most beautiful effect. Difficult to choose between all.
Beautiful and practical
Having undergone two to three firings in the potter's oven, this breakfast ceramic bowl will withstand the microwave (or traditional oven) and the dishwasher. It’s a refined object but not more fragile than any bowl from standard stores.
The difference is in perfection within imperfection, handpainted by a passionate craftsman who can never reproduce exactly the same design. It’s unique and this makes it a precious gift idea for anyone who appreciates authentic craftsmanship.