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Watercolor designs for porcelain, by the Samson et Cie. manufactory which was established in Paris, France ca. 1845 by “Edmé Samson (1810-1891). It was later run by his son, Emile who moved the factory to Montreuil in 1864.
The intention of Samson et Cie. was to reproduce ceramics from museums and private collections, and they claimed that all such reproductions would be distinctly marked to avoid confusion with the originals. The range of wares included copies of 18th-century porcelain from such factories as Sèvres, Chelsea, Meissen and Derby, Chinese export-wares, especially armorial wares decorated with famille rose colours and mugs decorated with the Fitzhugh pattern, Delftware, Iznikware, maiolica and faience.” (Grove Dictionary of Art). (taken from the dealer’s description).
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