About the Manufacturer
The Faiencerie de Gien was founded in 1821 by an Englishman from Stoke-on-Trent, Thomas Hall. Hall wanted to introduce fine English earthenware, also known as “faience” in France. Today, nearly 200 years later, Gien is an integral part of France’s cultural heritage, praised by many around the world.
In the 19th century, the company became well known as the supplier of bespoke dinner services for many aristocratic families across Europe. It has supplied more than 2,500 families with plates adorned with family crests or monograms. These families continue to reorder customized services for their descendants and are joined by many others now that bespoke is back in fashion.
Since its very beginnings, Gien has learned to perfect the art of manufacturing faience. Although the company has developed modern techniques to keep up with the times, it continues to honor the most traditional practices, including paper printing and hand painting. All the faience products are 100% made in Gien, France, a small town on the banks of the Loire River.
The company is a member of the prestigious Comité Colbert, a consortium of the most recognized French luxury names.
A delicately drawn map of Paris highlights the Opéra, Montmartre, the Métropolitain, and other Parisian landmarks. Rediscover your favorite parts of Paris with this lovely plate.
- Faience (fine tin-glazed earthenware)
- 6.7 x 6.7 inches
- It is not recommended to soak your dishes
- Made in France