Floral decoration on the body consisting of daisies, ocean waves, olive branches and a moon within a sun on a crackled white background. Decoration number: 1346 in black. Marks: Black stamp: - Boch Keramis.
The vase is in excellent condition. Photos are a part of the description. I've taken pictures of all sides of the vase. My photos have only been cropped no other modifications have been made to the photographs.
I dont want there to be any surprises when you open my package. This vase dates from the period during which Charles Catteau was the head of the Art Studio of Boch (the Atelier de Fantazie).I searched the web extensively and was only able to find one other Boch item with this awesome design. Rererence Literature: Art Deco Ceramics, Charles Catteau by Marc Pairon.
This book is the Boch bible. According to Pairon, this is an exceptional piece with a limited supply made at the start of the production period. Charles Catteau was born in Douai on 26 January 1880. His father was Belgian and his mother French and from childhood he took lessons at the local academy.
Later, he studied at the National School of Ceramics in Sèvres, where he completed his studies as a ceramic engineer in 1903. From 1904 to 1906, he worked at the Nymphenburg porcelain factory in Munich. Whilst in Germany, he discovered works created in the Jugendstil as well as French Art Nouveau. It was also in Bavaria that he married Thusnelde Sauter. Always on the lookout for innovative ideas, Boch Frères recruited Catteau from Nymphenburg in 1906 and the ceramic artist and his family moved to La Louvière.
One year later, Catteau was promoted to head up the Atelier de Fantaisie (the Fantasy Studio), the decoration section that he managed until 1948. In parallel with his work at the factory, Catteau taught at the École Industrielle Supérieure, where he trained ceramic artists, glass blowers and decorative painters. In 1910, he was awarded his first gold medal for his work.
Inspired by Art Nouveau and later Art Deco, he initiated a renewal in the shapes, decoration and glazes created at Boch Frères. Catteau and Boch Frères were both awarded prizes for the quality and forms of their industrial creations at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in 1925 and five years later, Catteaus work was the big attraction at the Ceramics Pavilion at the International Exhibition of Liege. Catteau retired in 1946 and four years later moved to Nice, where he continued to paint until his death in 1966.Catteaus impressive output and numerous prizes amply show how much his work as an artist was appreciated. He succeeded in combining creativity with the demands of mass production. He created timeless pieces for many years and over time, his signature, stamped on every piece produced, became a business asset. In his function as head of studio at Boch Frères, Catteau managed to give free reign to his creative liberty, whilst nevertheless remaining within commercial constraints.
He succeeded in developing a very particular style that became recognised worldwide and bore witness to his time. Catteau thought of himself as a creative artist in the service of industry. Fresh flowers in pictures 2 & 3 are only for display. Flowers are not included in this sale. Please see our excellent reviews.
We'll pack this vase well so you'll receive it undamaged while in transit. Happy to answer any questions you may have. The item "Extremely rare Charles Catteau Boch Frères Keramis Vase 1346 stylistic décor" is in sale since Friday, July 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\Other European Art Pottery". The seller is "art_deco_treasures" and is located in Los Angeles, California.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.