"E Muller, Monumental Entrance Frieze Tile, Paris 1900's Universal Exhibition"Monumental entrance frieze project for the Universal Exhibition of Paris
Rare tile edited by the Emile MULLER (1823-1889) ceramic factory in Ivry sur Seine / Paris and which was seved as a frieze project for the monumental entrance to the Universal Exhibition of Paris in 1900, in collaboration with Anatole GUILLOT (1865- 1911)
The project of a monumental frieze for the Porte BINET, the main entrance to the Great Universal Exhibition of Paris of 1900, entitled "Workers" was prepared several years before the inauguration of the Universal Exhibition.
The semi-relief tile entitled "worker" bears on its main face the hollow mention "Frieze monumental project, Paris 1900's entrance exhibition " with the 2 signatures of Anatole GUILLOT and Emille MULLER on the main face,
On the back, the hollow marks of the ceramic factory of Emile MULLER in Ivry S / Seine / Paris and the production number 152.
This is indeed an important historical element for the exhibition which will remain as the Unviverselle exhibition to celebrate the New Century, between the recent new Industrial Revolution at the end of the XIXth century and the new triumph of social and communist ideology, highlighting Work, Man and his know-how .
Sizes Height 18cm * width 12cm and thickness 3cm approx
Note: original baking fel on the foot of the character protruding from the tile (see last photo)