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Villeroy & Boch Büsten

Villeroy & Boch Busts

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Mettlach /  Villeroy & Boch Büsten   Mettlach /  Villeroy & Boch Büsten

Description

The former Benedictine abbey is since 1809 in use as the main office of Villeroy & Boch. On the front facades of is a marble bust, and two more are on both sides of the underpass.

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Above the gate:
Pierre-Joseph Boch, founded 1767 a stoneware factory in Septfontaines (Luxembourg), which became later Villeroy & Boch.
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Left side of the underpass
Nicolas Villeroy (Metz 1759 - 1843), founded in 1836 with Jean-François Boch the firm of Villeroy & Boch (Wikipedia).
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Right side of the underpass
Jean-François Boch (Septfontaines 1782 - Septfontaines 1858), son of Pierre-Joseph Boch; founded in 1836 with Nicolas Villeroy the firm of Villeroy & Boch (Wikipedia).

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Location (N 49°29'39" - E 6°35'37")

Item Code: desl105; Photograph: 31 May 2019
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