- Issuer / Manufacturer:CERABEL (Baudour in Belgium)
- Period:20th Century / ca 1930
- Country of Origin:Belgium
- Dimensions (H x W x D):13 X 10 X 10 cm
- Weight:0,3 Kg
- Style:Art Deco
- Materials:Porcelain (potery ceramic)
- Belgium Delivery:Free
- France Delivery:20€
- Europe Delivery:25€
- Worldwide Delivery:35€
CERABEL Baudour, sculpture of a fox or fennec Art Deco in white porcelain with celadon tendency, circa 1930.
In perfect condition
Some of the sculptures made in Baudour at CERABEL are attributed to some of the great Belgian animal sculptors of the Art Deco period, including Thierry Van Rijswijck (notably a 'rhinoceros', a 'lioness and her cub') and most probably Domien Ingels. Typical Art Deco subjects such as monkeys, goats, cats, bears, fennecs, rhinoceroses, giraffes, lions, lionesses and elephants were produced here in high-quality porcelain. The attribution of the collaborating sculptors remains to be clarified...
In August 1842, François-Joseph DECLERCQ, coming from the prestigious manufactures of Meissen and Sevres, bought in Baudour buildings which sheltered "La Société des Tuileries et Panneries à Vapeur de Baudour".
The porcelain factory grew tremendously and offered a wide range of porcelain: tableware, coffee sets and luxury coffee sets, washbasin fittings, vases, pyrogenes, dolls' heads, insulators, statuettes of saints, virgins, animals, etc.
In 1927, the Anciennes Usines DE FUISSEAUX merged with the Société Anonyme des Pavillons. During this period, the shapes of the services were almost identical to those of the De Fuisseaux period, with variations in the decorations.
In 1934, the Société Céramique Belge "CERABEL" took over the management of the Baudour factory. The activities of the Cérabel factory were very diversified: tableware (usual, luxury and hotel services), statuettes, vases, sculptures, laboratory objects, industrial porcelain, etc. A number of jazz dancers and musicians were also appointed.
In 1977, NGK took over the factory to continue the production of electrotechnical porcelain and to develop new ceramic products (catalytic converters, valves, cylinder heads, etc.).