The biblical account of the story of Rebecca at the well has been illustrated by many artists over the centuries. This depiction recalls a crucial step for the faithful servant of Abraham, Eliezer of Damascus, so that he could determine and choose a future wife for Isaac, son of Abraham. Encountered near a water source at dusk on the way out of the village, the young woman had to agree to give him freshly drawn water, and she also had to agree to water the camels, which Rebecca agreed to do. This is how the servant, who had asked the Lord for help, was able to recognize the young woman who was worthy of marrying his master’s son.

As for the Poterie de Cap-Rouge, it was founded in 1860 in Cap-Rouge, a suburb of Quebec City now known as Sainte-Foy, by Henry Howison, John Pye, and Zéphirin Chartré. Charles Baillairgé, an engineer and architect, was entrusted with the mandate to make the plans for it. The complex included several buildings and three blast furnaces. It went through several owners over the years. The Poterie produced everyday terracotta objects, including bowls, dishes, teapots, pots, and jars.

The company closed its doors in the early 1890s. The buildings were demolished shortly after.

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