Sblime Vallauris ceramic mirror “Les Argonautes” signed

  • H26 x W35 x D3
  • ceramics, porcelain and earthenware
  • brown
David D.
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Authentic rectangular glazed ceramic mirror from the famous les argonautes workshop of frédérique bourguet and isabelle ferlay, a french workshop created in vallauris, in the south of france, in 1953 and active until the death of frédérique bourguet in 1997 the ceramic frame is decorated geometric patterns in relief. In a perfect state. Magnificent presence in contemporary or classic interior. A unique and original piece. Signed "les argonautes" and in the family since the purchase in the 60s. Dimensions: h: 35 cm w: 26 cm isabelle ferlay's artistic adventure began with training in 1940 in painting at the ecole des beaux -arts of lyon, his hometown, then the beaux-arts of luminy in marseille. She then took a turner's certificate at the fontcarrade national school in montpellier under the teaching of emilie decanis, and followed an internship in paris with christiane d'estienne. Françoise known as frédérique bourguet studied at the beaux-arts in montpellier until 1945, and also followed an internship in sèvres in the workshop of françoise bizette. Frédérique created a workshop in paris on rue vavin in 1945. Her friend from the ecole des beaux-arts in montpellier, valentine schlegel, shared her workshop from 1945 to 1951. Together, they practiced modeling techniques while respecting ceramic traditions. Mediterranean antiques, with a utilitarian production of cups, plates and jugs. Looking for a turner, frédérique meets isabelle. After their meeting in paris, they decided to go to the city of 100 potters in vallauris and to found their own workshop 'les argonautes', in 1953, at 55 rue georges clémenceau. In the 1960s, the shapes became more refined, like large roller vases. With the fashion for stoneware raging in europe in the 70s, they decided to start making ash stoneware until the workshop closed.

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