Collection: Lunéville French Faience

Faience or faïence is the term used for fine tin-glazed earthenware pottery made in France. The faience technique included the addition of tin oxide to the slip of an opaque white glaze and was a major advance in the history of pottery. Other regions throughout Europe used a similar technique. In Italy, tin-glazed earthenware was referred to as maiolica while the Dutch refer to the earthenware as Delftware. 

Lunéville, France became a center for faience production beginning in 1730 when Jacques Chambrette built a pottery factory in the city. Following Chambrette's death, Sébastien Keller purchased the company in 1786, and the Keller family controlled the company for the next 137 years.  About 1832, Keller's son aligned with his brother-in-law Guérin to give birth to the mark K & G (or KG) from the names Keller and Guérin.