In 2010, the Léon Courtin-Marcelle Bouché Fund, managed by the King Baudouin Foundation, acquired the Braun - Van den Corput collection, an exceptional ensemble of Brussels and European faience.
Tableware in faience
The collection comprises a range of tableware in faience: terrines in the form of animals, birds, trompe-l’œil vegetables and decorative statuettes representing domestic animals. Most of the pieces were made in Brussels during the 18th and 19th centuries, although some also come from other European factories.
Put together with great patience during the 19th century, the collection remained in the family as a precious and unique heritage. Passing on the faience to the next generation however carried the risk of its being dispersed. Fortunately, this prestigious collection is now housed in the beautiful 18th century showcase of Château de Freÿr, where the King Baudouin Foundation is a partner in the estate through the Laubespin-Lagarde Fund.