Ceramic Hand Mirror with Flower Bud Motif by François Lembo (circa 1960s)
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Ceramic Hand Mirror with Flower Bud Motif by François Lembo (circa 1960s). An elegant piece of decorative art consisting of a lustrous gold craquelure outer and inner frame. Between the craquelure is chocolate-brown ceramic with a gold flower bud motif with pink and white enamel buds. This piece is a very good vintage condition and is a perfect accompaniment to a vanity or dressing table. The Lembo signature, when present, is most often masked by the felt backing and is thus not visible on this piece. In very good vintage condition commensurate with its age and usage. Please see all the accompanying photos to better understand the piece's beauty and condition. Upon request a video of the piece can be provided.
About the Designer: A native of Vallauris François Lembo (1930 - 2013) started his pottery career in 1951 in the workshops of Calva and Rossignol. After his apprenticeship he worked for 3 years in his father-in-law, Marc Roussel's, studio, before opening his own in the famed town of Vallauris, France in 1960. The work of Roussel, influenced by Byzantine art, inspired Lembo to create mirrors, often decorated in the style of Russian icons. He produced a number of religious icons decorated with small ceramic beads and sold his work at "Terre de Provence" with considerable success in the 60s and 70s. He worked as a ceramicist for some 23 years and passed away in 2013. His son Renaud continues as a ceramicist in Vallauris.
W 15 cm / 5.9"
L 21 cm / 8.3"
D 1.5 cm / .6"