1159 BOCH FRERES KERAMIS - CHARLES CATTEAU - Vase Alfred
Vase with six penguins designed by Charles Catteau (1880-1966) in his Atelier de Fantasie at Boch Frères Keramis. Rare.
Polychrome design with penguins in different attitudes. Described in book Art Deco Ceramics - Charles Catteau - Marc Pairon - Fondation Charles Catteau, p.281 and p. 669 as rare.
The original name of this vase is Alfred which is a funny hint to the penguin drawn by Alain Saint-Ogen, who is considered as the creator of the French modern strip cartoon as in 1925 “Zig et Puce” accompanied by their penguin, first appeared in 1925 in the French daily Excelsior. Design D1104. Form F945.
Boch Frères stamp/D1104 refers to the design. 945 refers to the form.
Cracked enamels on earthenware
Belgium, La Louvière
25,6 cm x 16 cm/top opening: 4,1 cm - 10.08-inch x 6.30 inch/top opening: 1,61 inch
1,84 kg - 2,62 lb
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