Faience Manufacturing Company – the heart of American ceramics

The Faience Manufacturing Company was an American manufacturing company that operated between 1880 – 1892 in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn, New York. There is little evidence of the remains of the Company as it failed in 1892.

It manufactured earthenware vases, jardiniéres, and baskets at first. British émigré, Edward Lycett was the artistic director and supervised 25 decorators. He experimented with a fine grade of white porcelain and produced the metallic glazes of Persian lusterware. Lycett worked with American retailers nationwide including Tiffany & Company. He specialised in bulbous vases and ewers with Moorish filigree lids, dolphin handles, gilded spider-web textures and Japanese chrysanthemum motifs.

Selection of his work

Covered vase, probably Edward Lycett, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Edward Lycett MOMA
Edward Lycett Bowl
Lycett Bowl

 

vase -  Faience Manufacturing Company
Vase – Faience Manufacturing Company

 

Vase - Faience Manufacturing Company (American, New York, 1881–1892)
Vase – Faience Manufacturing Company (American, New York, 1881–1892)

 

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