French Ceramic Tray by Gustave Reynaud - Le Mûrier (circa 1950s)
French ceramic flower motif tray by Gustave Reynaud for Le Mûrier (c. 1950s). Rectangular-shaped tray with raised rim in earthenware presenting decor of Le Mûrier's iconic mulberry flower logo flanked by his traditional and stylised foliage. The flower is in the muted, mesmerising blue for which he is so well known. In good vintage condition commensurate with age and usage. Maker's mark on base of tray. Please view the listing's accompanying photos closely to appreciate the piece's condition and aesthetic qualities. Upon request a video may be provided.
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 2 cm / 0.8"
L 32 cm / 12.6"
W 11 cm / 4.3"