Mid-Century French Ceramic Decorative Plate by Gustave Reynaud - Le Mûrier (circa 1950s)
Mid-century French ceramic decorative plate 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 fair vintage condition commensurate with age. There are minor blemishes and characterful cracks throughout. Maker's mark on the base, 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 2.0 cm / 0.8"
Dia 24.5 cm / 9.6"