Decorative Ceramic Tray by Charles René Neveux for Cerenne Workshop (circa 1950s)
Mid-Century ceramic hors d'oeuvres tray by Charles René Neveux for Cerenne Workshop (circa 1950s). This rare ceramic with abstract motif is signed by Neveux himself. A tomato-red base is complemented by a yellow repeating pattern at the edges and a dash of turquoise from the abstract in the recess of the tray. An eye-catching piece from the South of France. When it was created, the 1955 film, Et Dieu Créa la Femme (And God Created Woman), starring Brigitte Bardot, forever changed the Riviera into a legendary seaside resort, sparkling amid the glitz of the South of France. This piece evokes that time period perfectly. In good overall condition. The maker's mark is stamped on the underside and it is signed by Mr. Neveux with what appears to be the name, 'Pierre', perhaps as a gift to a friend. Upon request a video will be provided.
About Atelier Cerenne: Created by Charles René Neveux, the Cerenne workshop, active from 1945 - 1958, takes its name from the contraction of its company name "Céramique René Neveux". At the height of its renown, the workshop was one of the most important in Vallauris, employing around fifty people, including 15 decorators. Its production ranged from utilitarian ceramics to unique pieces with special custom orders for French and international customers. Cerenne also created pieces of furniture with ceramic decoration. Pieces signed by René Neveux himself are relatively rare.
H 3 cm / 1.2"
W 23 cm / 9.1"
D 15.5 cm / 6.1"