Vintage French Ceramic Casserole with Lid by Gustave Reynaud - Le Mûrier (circa 1950s)
Decorative vintage ceramic casserole with lid by Gustave Reynaud, Le Mûrier (circa 1950s). On the rustic exterior is a characteristically French rooster in a light mulberry colour with blue-green highlights. Alongside is a series of leaves on a stem. The lid is decorated with a foliage motif just as a laurel is woven into a wreath or crown to grace the head of an ancient Greek or Roman leader. Utterly charming and delightfully rustic, this piece will be the centre of attention for those lucky enough to have it in their view. In fair overall condition - please enjoy the accompanying photos. Upon request, a video will 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 20 cm / 7.9"
Dia 26 cm / 10.2"