Vintage French Ceramic Coffee Cup by Le Mûrier (circa 1960s)
Vintage French ceramic coffee cup by Le Mûrier (circa 1960s). A delightful piece with Le Mûrier's signature style, chalk-white colour with red flower and foliage painted motif. The team of Reynaud and his famous brother-in-law, Jean Derval, combined to design and make Le Mûrier's best pieces and this is a simple introductory example of their work. In fair vintage condition commensurate with age. Note: There are several small but visible chips on the lip - see accompanying photos. The interior of the cup is oatmeal white. Maker's mark on the base, Le Mûrier's trademarked mulberry leaf. Upon request, a video may be provided.
About Le Mûrier: 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 cm / 2.4"
W 13.5 cm / 5.3"
D 11 cm / 4.3"