French Ceramic Rooster Motif Tray by Gustave Reynaud - Le Mûrier (circa 1950s)
French Ceramic Rooster Motif Tray by Gustave Reynaud (c. 1950s). Oval-shaped tray with raised rim in earthenware presenting decor of a French rooster and stylised foliage. The rooster is mulberry red and on its side are mulberry and green coloured plants. In fair vintage condition commensurate with its age and usage. Maker's mark on base of tray.
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 4.0 cm / 1.6"
L 29.0 cm / 11.4"
W 18.2 cm / 7.2"