The FAIENCE VIOLIN by Champfleury 1893
The Faience Violin. By Champfleury. Translated from French by William Henry Bishop, Printed by D. Appleton and Co., New York, 1893.
Jules François Felix Fleury-Husson (1821-1889), who wrote under the name Champfleury, was a French art critic and novelist, a prominent supporter of the Realist movement in painting and fiction. In 1843 Fleury-Husson moved to Paris.
Faience is the term for tin-glazed earthenware made in France from the late sixteenth century until the end of the eighteenth century. ... Painted decoration composed of metallic oxides was then applied on top of the uniformly white glaze.
Dark green with fancy gilt & black floral illustrations to front & gilt title, and green endpapers. About 7 x 4-1/2 with 170 pp. plus book ads. Nice condition overall. Scarce.