French Decorative Dish / Vide-Poche by Georges Pelletier for La Roue (circa 1970s)
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French vide-poche / decorative dish by Georges Pelletier for La Roue (circa 1970s). Handmade, small ceramic with pink highlights and gold-lustre craquelure. The recessed base of the dish presents a concentric square pattern with gold coloured trim. The work is in fair overall condition. There is a crack restoration in place. There are evident blemishes and other minor cracking not affecting the stability of the piece. Please enjoy the accompanying photos to best appreciate the piece's artistic beauty and condition. Signed on the reverse: 'Pelletier La Roue Vallauris'. Upon request a video of the piece may be provided.
About the Artist: Georges Pelletier was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1938. He started his training at the Academy Charpentier in Paris (School of Arts and Crafts) in the building which is now the Picasso Museum. After that period, Pelletier worked at the Atelier Claude Pantzer, the renowned Accolay pottery. In 1961 the artist opened his own studio in Paris where he created his first unique pieces. His work was noted by the Bobois furniture house for his evident creativity and talent and was subsequently asked to supply Roche Bobois with their lighting collections between 1961 and 1973. In 1973 Pelletier followed the sun to the South of France in the city of Cannes where he set up a new workshop where he is still active today. La Roue opened in 1962 and was run by Alexandre (1935-2018) and Betty Fadas. La Roue was an outlet which sold ceramics in the town of Vallauris. Its wares were made by various potters and artisans in the area amongst whom were by Robert Picault and Georges Pelletier. There were a number of other contributors, many of whom sold work unsigned by themselves but with the La Roue stamp.
H 4 cm / 1.6"
W 21.5 cm / 8.5"
D 19.5 cm / 7.7"