Mid-Century French Ceramic Decorative Bowl by Gustave Reynaud for Le Mûrier (circa 1950s)
Mid-century French ceramic decorative bowl by Gustave Reynaud for Le Mûrier (circa 1950s). A seductive piece with Reynaud's signature style, chalk-white colour base with mulberry flower and foliage painted motif. In very good vintage condition commensurate with age. There are two minor nicks on the lip of the bowl. Maker's mark appears on the base which is Le Mûrier's trademarked mulberry leaf. Upon request, a video of the piece may be provided. Please view the many accompanying photos in this listing to appreciate its condition and aesthetic qualities.
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 6.5 cm / 2.6"
W 24.0 cm / 9.4"
L 24.0 cm / 9.4"