"Bride And Groom On Horseback By Émile-just Bachelet - Henriot - Earthenware De Quimper - Brittany"
Polychrome earthenware. Around 1930. Restoration of a surface cooking crack on the bottom of the hind legs and tail. Émile Just Bachelet (1892-1981): He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Nancy until 1912 where he was a pupil of Jules Larcher for drawing and Ernest Bussières for sculpture. He then studied at the Superior School of Fine Arts in Paris. From 1920, he exhibited at the Salon of French Artists. At the end of the Decorative Arts Exhibition of 1925, Emile-Just Bachelet will receive a gold medal for his collaboration with the Manufacture Henriot. It was through Mathurin Méheut that Bachelet joined Henriot. In Quimper, he treated religious subjects or illustrating daily life. The collaboration between Bachelet and Henriot takes place between 1924 and 1930, knowing that the majority of the models were created in the first two years of their collaboration. Only a part of his works comes from his collaboration with Henriot. Bachelet also collaborated with the pottery factories of Lunéville, Mougin in Nancy, St Clément and the Manufacture de Sèvres where he was cited from 1931 to 1936 as a sculptor. Besides his rich collaboration with Quimper, Emile-Just Bachelet leads a brilliant national career.