Unusual French salt-glazed stoneware ewer with incised decoration c1850. Of ovoid form with cylindrical neck. Decorated with a stylised acanthus motif and geometric bands. The ewer is on a silver plated base marked for French silversmith Charles Halphen. Incised pattern number to its base together with pottery mark (unfortunately unclear). The ewer is 28.5 cm in height.
The Halphen mark was registered in 1850. In 1853 Charles Halphen entered into partnership with Charles Christofle afterwhich the company traded as 'Alfenide'.