- Issuer / Manufacturer:Unknown
- Issuer / Editor:Roger Guérin
- Mark / Label:oui
- Period:20th Century / 1920s
- Country of Origin:Belgium
- Dimensions (H x W ):27cm x 24cm
- Weight:3 Kg
- Number of components:1
- Style:Art Nouveau / Art Deco
- Materials:Ceramic, Stoneware
Rare animal vase edited by ROGER GUERIN at Bouffioulx in Grand Feu Salty Sandstone (baking around 1300 °), circa 1925, in the style of Josef Mendes Da Costa, Hildo Krop...
A frieze of typically Art Deco stylized monkeys hanging all around the vase.
Signed "Grès Guérin Bouffioulx" and model number "761"
Roger Guérin (1896-1954) is a Belgian ceramist (Bouffioulx) of great renown in the 20th century, especially from the Art Deco period. and friends of Edgard Aubry.
He was born in Belgium in 1896 and shows, from an early age, a keen interest in ceramics. He enrolled at the Charleroi Labor University, yes, he took "pottery" courses with Willem DELSAUX.
Passing from the Art Nouveau period to Art Deco (between 1915 and 1945), he created vases and sculptures in "GRES SALE GRAND FEU" in a single firing (1300 °). He therefore evolves with talent in the two artistic styles of his time.
From 1934 to 1939, he was appointed PROFESSOR at the Superior University of Decorative Arts at CAMBRE in BRUXELLES.
Perfect in his achievements, he will be contacted for numerous artistic collaborations and will publish pieces for recognized artists (Belgian and foreign) such as Marcel Wolfers, Cris Agterberg (School of Amsterdam in the Netherlands), Thierry Van Rijswijck, Domien Ingels , Cris Lebeau (Amsterdam School) in the Netherlands), Angelo Hecq ... Vases with wrought iron frame are the fruit of collaboration with François Carion, creator of light fixtures and lamp bases for the French crystal factory Muller Frères Lunéville.
He took part in numerous exhibitions and notably obtained the silver medal at the INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF DECORATIVE INDUSTRIAL AND MODERN ARTS IN PARIS in 1925. In 1947 at the JENSEN GALLERY in NEW YORK.
His favorite shapes are: the ball vase, faceted and geometric (quite timeless), sculpture. Work comparable to Delaherche, Dalpayrat, Lenoble, Pointu ...