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La Resistance: C.87-1997

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Current Location: In storage


La Resistance


Factory: V. Paillart & H. Hautin




Yellow-glazed earthenware printed onglaze in black. Circular with a narrow sloping rim, deep curved well, and flat centre. Decorated in the middle with a circular medallion enclosing a hunting scene with a stag being attacked by hounds, titled in the lowest part of the circle, 'La Resistance' in script with '8' below. On the rim, between wide black bands, there is a continuous stem of stylized flowers and foliage.


History note: Unknown, but possibly the donor's mother; G.H.W. Rylands, Litt.D., CBE, CH

Legal notes

Given by G.H.W. Rylands in memory of his mother, Betha Wolferstan Rylands

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24.5 cm
Height: 2.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Choisy-le-Roi ⪼ Val-de-Maine ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-07-14) by Rylands, G.H.W.


19th Century, second quarter#
Charles X
Louis Philippe I
Circa 1824 CE - 1836 CE


This dish was originally the eighth in a set of twelve. The proprietors of the Choisy-le-Roi factory between 1824 and 1836 were Valentin Paillart and Hippolyte Hautin.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black)

Materials used in production

opaque yellow Glaze

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Earthenware, press-moulded, lead-glazed opaque yellow, and transfer-printed in black

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: La Resistance/8
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Transfer-printed in black
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: P & H/CHOISY/11 in a shield
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: narrow rectangular paper label with serrated edges on three sides, and narrow rectangles of dark red stripes

  • Text: 116
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.87-1997
Primary reference Number: 76262
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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