Polychrome Rooster By Lachenal flag


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"Polychrome Rooster By Lachenal"
This proud polychrome rooster was produced by Jean-Jacques dit Jacques Lachenal (1881-1945), son and pupil of the famous Edmond Lachenal (1855-1948). In addition to its perfect realization, this piece is distinguished by the artist's signature with a dedication to Madeleine Brohan, a famous actress born in Paris in 1833, talented and renowned for her beauty, admitted to the Comédie française in 1850 at the age of 17 years old. She had many lovers, including Paul Déroulède and the one who in 1852 became Napoleon III, who had already dated his older sister Augustine. In “In Search of Lost Time”, Proust cites her among the greatest actresses of the Second Empire.
At the funeral of Madeleine Brohan on February 28, 1900 in Fresnes, many artists were present, including Gustave Doré and a Lachenal. Was it Jacques, who was 19, or his father Edmond? In any case, this rooster, symbol of France, testifies to the effervescence of the Parisian artistic community during the Second Empire.
Jean-Jacques Lachenal had learned from his father the technique of modeling and turning. When the latter abandoned the management of his Châtillonnais workshop in 1911, Jean-Jacques became its director of productions and renovations, then administrator and promoter. Three years later, he takes full charge of the father's workshop; he then turned to the ornamentation of the table, creating services where each piece is unique under the Jacques Lachenal signature. After the First World War, he created another ceramic workshop for the wounded, a philanthropic work known as the Wounded from the Lachenal workshop. We then see him making ceramic advertising objects, working in collaboration with the Châtillonnais enameller Louis Bros. From 1920 to 1939, the Lachenal workshop served as a creative center and laboratory for all the artists of the time. Gaston Doumergue, Paul Doumer, Albert Lebrun, Edouard Herriot and Jean Mistler also honored the Châtillon workshop with their presence.

Sources: Châtillon Heritage House. Notes and impression of a Parisian by Marie-Louise Néron
Price: 390 €
Artist: Jacques Lachenal
Period: 20th century
Style: Art Deco
Condition: Excellent condition

Material: Ceramic
Length: 11 cm
Width: 7,5 cm
Height: 20,5 cm

Reference: 767217
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