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date: 18 November 2019

Abaquesne, Masséotlocked

(before 1520–before 1564).
  • Yves Bottineau-Fuchs
  •  and Gordon Campbell


(before 1520–before 1564).

French potter based in Rouen. It is not known how he became a potter; he may have trained in the Italian workshops at the Château de Madrid in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris, where Girolamo della Robbia was employed, or he may have worked under the direction of Flemish masters. There is, however, ansout obvious Italian influence on his work. Nothing is known of his work prior to the ornamental tiles and tiled pavings at the château of Ecouen, which are in the style of the Fontainebleau school (1542–59; Ecouen, Mus. Ren.). His best-known works are the tiles ordered by Claude d'Urfé (1502–58) in 1551 for the Château de la Bastie d'Urfé (now in Paris, Louvre) and the 4152 albarelli ordered in 1545 by the Rouen apothecary Pierre Dubosc.

P. Oliver: Masseot Abaquesne et les origines de la faïence de Rouen (Rouen, 1952)C. Leroy: ‘Avers et revers des pavements du château d'Ecouen’ [a reconstruction of the original floor design], ...

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