Jewellery Box with Decorative Enamel Lid by François Lembo (circa 1960s)
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Decorative jewellery box with enamel lid and flower motif by François Lembo (circa 1960s). Stylised pink and white highlighted leaves outlined in gold-coloured craquelure cover the rectangular-shaped decorative box. It is at once a visually stunning decorative object and practical wooden storage box with felt bottom. In an art deco style, the piece is in good vintage condition commensurate with age. Please view the many accompanying photos with this listing to assess the aesthetics and condition of the piece. Upon request, a brief video can be provided.
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.
L 14.5 cm / 5.7"
W 11 cm / 4.3"
H 5.5 cm / 2.2"