Approx. 1940, Belgium
A very beautiful and rare vase of Boch Frères Keramis from the Art Deco period, designed by Raymond Chevalier, Charles Catteau’s right hand in the studio, and artistic director himself in the 1940s-1950s
It is decorated with a very rare, but sought after motif, consisting of stylised flowers crossed with birds (pigeons or seagulls?) in polychrome enamel.
This colourful, late Art Deco vase comes from the Boch Kéramis studio in La Louvière.
Nowadays, Boch’s ceramics is internationally appreciated and everyone seems to think that everything that Boch Kéramis has made, came from Catteau’s sketch book. That is however not the case, because there also were other talented designers at Boch Kéramis such as Raymond Chevalier.
This vase was designed by Raymond Henri Chevallier, he was born in 1900 in French Auxerre and he died in 1959 in Lille.
He worked in the Longwy pottery and was present at the famous Exposition des Arts Décoratifs in 1925 in Paris. Subsequently, we find him as the director of the lesser-known, but interesting studio of the the Céramique de Bruxelles, between 1935 and 1937.
In 1937 Chevallier is the director of the Kéramis studio.
So he is the successor of Catteau. His designs are pretty exuberant and colourful.
He worked for Boch until 1954.
The vase is in good condition with minimal wear (limited wear to the gilding and colour difference in the brown colour of the edge)
Model vase model no. 1495 Decor D5017 bourdeau Boch stamp at the bottom
Height 17.5 cm - Weight 575 grams
Diameter top: 8.3 cm - centre: 12 cm - bottom: 7.8 cm
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