La Faïencerie d’Onnaing in northern France was controlled by the Mouzin family in the second half of the nineteenth century. The pottery produced majolica from 1870 to 1900. Clays were imported from England, Germany and Belgium to supplement local supplies and producing a ware that was somewhat lighter than that of other potteries. The color palette of glazes used at Onnaing was somewhat duller than competitors and was often applied in a haphazard manner.
Best known among Onnaing majolica is a large series of Art Nouveau styled pitchers each featuring a different flower. The pottery also produced a variety of whimsical figural pitchers and asparagus serving pieces.
Onnaing majolica is usually marked with an impressed shield surmounted by a crown and the word Frie to the left and Onnaing to the right and the words MADE IN FRANCE below.
Antiques from Trilogy
Philppe Meunier & Juan-Alonso Defrocourt