Rooster Chante Clair toby jug - Desvres circa 1880

Rooster Chant Clair majolica toby jug produced by Desvres circa 1880 model number 298. A national symbol of France the Coq Gaulois or Gallic Rooster decorated the French flag during the Revolution. Rooster Le Gaulois has "Chante Clair" on the banner on its right side. The sheild on his left side reads "Quand ce Coq Chantera I oeil on Boira" translated as "When the rooster sings the drink is free." Due to the similarities with the Onnaing Rooster pitcher this pitcher was only produced for a few months before production was stopped making it very rare.

Maker:

Desvres

France

circa 1880

298

Model:

Majolica

Height:

9"

large

Rooster Chante Clair toby jug - Desvres circa 1880
Rooster Chante Clair toby jug - Desvres circa 1880
Rooster Chante Clair toby jug - Desvres circa 1880
Rooster Chante Clair toby jug - Desvres circa 1880
Rooster Chante Clair toby jug - Desvres circa 1880
Rooster Chante Clair toby jug - Desvres circa 1880
Rooster Chante Clair toby jug - Desvres circa 1880