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Lot 91

Cracked ceramic sculpture - L. Francois France - 1930 - Ceramic

Estimate: $500 - $800
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Cracked ceramic sculpture - L. Francois
France - 1930 - Ceramic

Very beautiful white-beige cracked ceramic.

Made by Francois Levallois, ceramicist active during the art deco period.

Francois Levallois (1882-1965) was a ceramicist trained in Sevres. He bought the St. Radegonde factory in Touraine from Le Printemps store in 1939.

Appearing in the 1920s, cracks (crazed) are intentional and obtained thanks to a thermal shock, dipping pieces in cold water right out of the oven.

Object Cracked ceramic sculpture - L. Francois   Material Ceramic
Estimated Period 1930
Country of Origin France
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear.
Dimensions 31 X 8 X 44 cm Weight 2.4 kg