"Earthenware De Blois Art Nouveau Primavera E.balon Rare"
Rare and exceptional large earthenware dish from Blois for PRIMAVERA (Manufacture never mentioned in specialized books on Primavera except error on our part) workshop of Emile Balon where the famous sculptor painter Eglantine Lemaitre was part of the workshop for animal decor on she owes splendid achievements (1852-1920) of masterpieces in bronze, terracotta plaster, and ceramics where she did not often sign these works on ceramic Eglantine Robert-Houdin of her maiden name is the daughter of the conjurer Jean Eugène Houdin (1805-1971) she married Henri Lemaitre municipal receiver of Blois in 1872 Eglantine Lemaitre exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1884 to 1910 where she received the mention "honorable" in 1886 Naturalist and animal sculptor, she also participated in the 'Universal Exhibition of 1889, his favorite subjects are dogs and hunting scenes. His sculptures are very realistic and show great technical mastery. Because she was a woman artist and provincial, her works remained unknown for a long time. An exhibition was dedicated to Eglantine Lemaitre at the Château de Blois on December 10, 2005 to April 2, 2006 We were very fortunate to see this magnificent exhibition Eglantine Lemaître signed from time to time on pretty Blois faience representing snails, cats , turtles. Our dish is not signed with its name. Brand Primavera le E.BALON There is a small and old restoration on the edge of the marli (invisible) The decor is completely art nouveau with this very stylized bird do not hesitate to contact us for this rare dish in the Blois factory