Black and Green Ceramic Vase by Primavera (Circa 1930s)
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Black and green ceramic Primavera vase by C.A.B. (Céramique d’art de Bordeaux) for Printemps (Circa 1930s). This pear-shaped vase with narrow mouth is completely enchanting. The green coloured base is virtually covered by a metallic black enamel which is both visually stunning and tactile. The green touches are suggestive of verdigris on brass. There are so many layers of complexity to this stunning piece of ceramic, a must-have for collectors of beautiful objects and anything Primavera. In excellent vintage condition commensurate with its age and usage. Marked on the base: 'Primavera 4821 France'.
About Primavera: Primavera was the design studio of the iconic Parisian department store, Printemps. A collaboration between Printemps and René Guilleré, founder of the Société des Artistes Décorateurs, came into being in 1912 when Guilleré convinced store executives that the buying public was yearning for modern furniture and art objects produced by artisan workshops. His goal: to make beautifully designed utilitarian objects accessible to the public and to renovate the domestic household landscape. Primavera itself later formed a collaboration with C.A.B., (1919 - 1947), a start-up innovative ceramic atelier that only counted 20 workers and six ovens to create their wonderful ceramic objects. This collaboration gained both Primavera and C.A.B. a desirable notoriety for being on the cutting edge of design at that time.
H 20 cm
Dia 15 cm