Decorative Ceramic Wall Mirror with Stylised Birds by François Lembo (circa 1970s)
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Ceramic wall mirror with purple and mauve glaze and stylised birds (circa 1970s) by François Lembo (1930 - 2013). A delightful decorative wall mirror topped with a pair of whimsical birds above the curved rectangular mirror. The mirror is framed with a gold crackle glaze which forms the base line of the piece as well. There are other gold highlights throughout which beautifully complement the vibrant colours. This piece is in excellent vintage condition given its age and usage. The felt backing is intact and in pristine condition. The Lembo signature is usually masked by the felt backing and is thus not visible on this piece. A truly charming and stylish mirror for your home or work place - a certain conversation piece for guests. If requested, a video clip of this piece may be provided.
About the Designer: A native of Vallauris, France, 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 31.5 cm (12.4")
W 20.3 cm (8.0")
D 1.5 cm (0.6")