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A POLYCHROME CIRCULAR TABLE-TOP DESIGNED BY JACQUES IGNACE HITTORFF AND MANUFACTURED BY HACHETTE ET CIE

Paris. Circa 1833-42

Measurements

Diameter: 34 1/2" (87.6 cm)
Depth: 3/5" (1.5 cm).

Research
Of polychrome enameled lava stone. With silver highlights and metal encased edge. One hairline fracture, repaired and stabilized.

This roundel represents an exceptionally rare example of a table-top executed in enameled painting, and fired onto a base of lava stone, a decorative technique championed by the leading Parisian architect of the period, Jacques-Ignace Hittorff (1792-1867) (figure 1).

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