Ceramic Tiled Hand Mirror by François Lembo (Circa 1970s)
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Ceramic tiled circular hand mirror by François Lembo (Circa 1970s). An elegant piece of decorative art on a golden glazed ceramic frame with surrounding blue glazed tiles. An azure enamel piece with gold surround sits in the base of the mirror's sphere. This piece is a perfect vintage accompaniment to a vanity or dressing table. Backing in green felt. In excellent vintage condition commensurate with its age and usage.
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.
H 21.5 cm
Dia 15 cm
D 1 cm