- Artist / Designer:Cris Agterberg (1883-1948)
- Signature:Yes, barely visible traces underglaze enameling (see images)
- Issuer:Roger Guérin 'Grès de Bouffioulx'
- Mark / Label:Yes, numbered 706 below
- Period:20th Century / ca 1925
- Country of Origin:Belgium / Holland
- Dimensions (H x W x D):46cm x 16cm x 17cm
- Weight:4 Kg
- Style:Art Deco / Art Nouveau
- Materials:Ceramic, Earthenware, Sandstone
- Belgium Delivery:Free
- International Delivery:On request
' The Kiss ', authentic and rare stoneware sculpture by CRIS AGTERBERG edited by ROGER GUERIN in Bouffioulx in the years 1925/1930.
Signed on the terrace and under cover 'C. Agterberg ' (see photo) and numbered' 706 'under the coin (see photo).
Good state of conservation.
Images p54 and p80 "Au Gré du Grès - de l'Art Nouveau à l'Art Déco (see Photos)
Roger Guérin (1896-1954) is a Belgian ceramist (Bouffioulx) of great renown from the 20th century, especially from the Art Deco period and friends of Edgard Aubry. He was born in Belgium in 1896 and shows a keen interest in ceramics. He enrolled at the Charleroi Labor University, yes he took "pottery" lessons with Willem DELSAUX. Going from the Art Nouveau period to Art Deco (between 1915 and 1945), he creates vases and sculptures in "GRES SALE GRAND FEU" in a single firing (1300 °). He will evolve with talent in the 2 artistic styles of his time. In 1934, he was appointed PROFESSOR at the Higher University of Decorative Arts of CAMBRE in BRUSSELS. Perfect in his achievements, he will be contacted for many artistic collaborations and will edit pieces for recognized artists (Belgian and foreign) such as Marcel Wolfers, Cris Lebeau and Cris Agterberg including ' The Kiss ' ' The Dance ' and ' Meditation ' (School of Amsterdam in the Netherlands), Thierry Van Rijswijck, Domien Ingels, Angelo Hecq, François Carion, ...
He participated in numerous exhibitions, notably obtaining the silver medal at the INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF INDUSTRIAL AND MODERN DECORATIVE ARTS IN PARIS in 1925.
International recognition, we find him in 1947 at the JENSEN GALLERY in NEW YORK.
His favorite forms are: the ball, faceted, geometric (timeless) vase, sculpture.
Work comparable to the works of Auguste Delaherche, Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat, Emile Lenoble, Léon Pointu, Ernest Chaplet, Decoeur, Paul Jeanneney (aka Loewenguht) Jean Carries, Bernard Leach ...