French Ceramic Rectangular Dish by Gustave Reynaud for Le Mûrier (circa 1960s)
French ceramic rectangular dish by Gustave Reynaud for Le Mûrier (c. 1960s). Weighty, rectangular-shaped dish in earthenware presenting one of Le Mûrier's iconic designs, the French rooster motif, flanked by their traditional and stylised foliage. The coq is in the muted yet delightful mulberry red for which they are so well known. In fair overall condition with small blemishes as seen on the listing's accompanying photos. Maker's mark on underside of piece. Upon request a video may be provided.
About the Artist: Gustave Reynaud (1915-1972) founded the pottery, Le Mûrier (Mulberry Tree), in Vallauris, France in 1955. He produced earthenware designed in conjunction with his well known brother-in-law, Jean Derval, as well as vases, wall plaques and anthropomorphic jugs. He also worked with the potter JF Descombes and decorator Michel Barbier in their well known village. After Reynaud's death in 1972 his wife ran the pottery until 1984.
H 6 cm / 2.4"
W 32 cm / 12.6"
D 21 cm / 8.3"