20C Dutch Large Boch Delft Foo Dog Royal Sphinx Lidded Vase or Urn

20C Dutch Large Boch Delft Foo Dog Royal Sphinx Lidded Vase or Urn.

GORGEOUS 20th Century Dutch Large Boch Delft Foo Dog Royal Sphinx Lidded Vase or Urn.

Dutch Delft Pottery from the well known and desirable maker – Boch for Royal Sphinx.

This is a large baluster shaped vase complete with its lidded cover with dog finial on top.

From circa 1991…..in PERFECT CONDITION !!

Beautiful dark blue and white tones….floral motif’s……..simply stunning !!

BOCH FOR ROYAL SPHINX: During the Belgian revolution of 1830 and the period of mutiny afterwards (1830-1839) the family BOCH had already acquired a long tradition in the field of faience and a lot of strategic experience in anticipating politic and economic developments. The family build up this know-how since 1748, the year François BOCH decided to abandon his occupation of iron caster to make ceramics in Audun-le-Tiche (Lorraine), assisted by his son in law Pierre Valette and by his three sons. They decide to produce simple pieces, cheap and for the largest possible public, made from loam from Luxemburg. François Boch deceased in 1854 and the faience factory was taken over by his three youngest sons, Jean-François and Dominique, twins of 19, and Pierre-Joseph, the youngest of 17.

The “Manufacture Royale La Louvière Boch”, abbreviated M.R.L.Boch, which takes over the production of tableware from Boch Frères, goes bankrupt in 1988. The group Le Hodey takes over the company in 1989 under the name Royal Boch Manufacture S.A. Due to cumulated losses, the group sells her shares and the tandem de Mevius-de Spoelberch acquires the direction of the company.

Besides M.R.L.Boch the Walloon Region establishes a second company that takes over the sanitary production, activity that passes to the Netherland group Koninklijke Sphinx (Royal Sphinx) in 1991, and merges afterwards, in 1998, into the group Sphinx-Gustavberg.

On Thursday February 26th 2009 the commercial court of Mons gives judgment on the bankruptcy of the “Manufacture Royal Boch de La Louvière”. But the 47 workers decide to occupy the factory. The last hope is a meeting of the designated curator with a candidate transferee.

Link: http://www.royalboch.com/history/

20C Dutch Large Boch Delft Foo Dog Royal Sphinx Lidded Vase or Urn.

Provenance: Bought privately in Ireland.

Dimensions: 15.5″ tall and 8″ diameter at widest point

Condition: Mint.

Price Now: $380

19C Dutch Large Boch Delft Foo Dog Royal Sphinx Lidded Vase or Urn

19C Dutch Large Boch Delft Foo Dog Royal Sphinx Lidded Vase or Urn

19C Dutch Large Boch Delft Foo Dog Royal Sphinx Lidded Vase or Urn

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