ROGER GUERIN, " BOUDDHA " Rare Stoneware Pottery Sculpture, numbered 33A, circa 1930

  • Creator / Artist / Designer:Roger Guérin
  • Issuer / Manufacturer:Roger Guérin
  • MarK / Label:oui
  • Period:20th Century / 1920 - 1940 
  • Country of Origin:Belgium
  • Dimensions (H x W x D:17cm x 21cm x 27cm
  • Weight:2 Kg
  • Number of components:1
  • Condition:Excellent
  • Style:Art Deco / Modern Art
  • Materials: ceramic, earthware
  • Price: on request

Rare sandstone sculpture 'empty pocket' BOUDDHA edited by Roger Guérin in Bouffioulx.
Sculptor not yet known, probably Dutch, circa 1920.
Flamed sandstone says "salty great fire".
Numbered on the reverse '33A' (see photo).


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.
Going 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 (School of Amsterdam 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 glassworks Muller Lunéville brothers.

He participated in numerous exhibitions and notably obtained the silver medal at the INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF DECORATIVE INDUSTRIAL AND MODERN ARTS OF PARIS in 1925. His recognition being international, we find him in 1947 at the JENSEN GALLERY in NEW YORK.

His favorite forms are: the ball vase, faceted and geometric (quite timeless), sculpture. Work comparable to Delaherche, Dalpayrat, Lenoble, Pointu ...