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Clown a la Boule by Marcel Bouraine
French cream ceramic craquelier of Clown a la Boule by Marcel Bouraine. Made in the late 1920s by the Le Verrier foundry and signed to the base M. Bouraine. It measures 18 inches long by 11 inches high by 5 inches deep (46cm x 28cm x 12.5cm). This same statue was made in Le Verrier art metal as a table lamp (I have one for sale). In almost perfect condition but for one tiny chip to the left hand corner and a graze on the point of one foot.

Ref: CH1732 . . . £1695

French Kangaroo Desk Tidy
White terracotta kangaroo with crackle glaze and pink-purple wash glazed base which has sections for pens etc and you can put an eraser in its pouch. Marked France under the base and bearing the signature Ganucheo. The item bears all the characteristics of a Primavera or Charles Harva piece and to one corner of the base, is an unglazed square which probably originally bore the label. It measures 12 inches high, 10.5 inches long and 4 inches deep (31 x 27 x 10cm). Condition is good but it does have 2 firing cracks under the base in the corners from manufacture.

Ref: CH978 . . . £565

'Renard' by Lemanceau
Large brown crackle glaze statue of a stylised fox. The same item can be viewed in the Craqueles Book, page 39. Made in 1933 by the St. Clement factory and designed by Lemanceau and bearing both the signature and marks to the base. Condition is very good. Measures approx. 25 inches long, 5 inches high and 5 inches deep. (64cm x 13cm x 13cm).

Ref: CH982 . . . £295

Large Glacier Polar Bear
I believe this bear to be possibly by Michael Andersen for Royal Copenhagen. He is very stylish and stands on a lucite cube ice block. He measures approx. 10.5 inches tall and 11 inches long, and although not deco, I purchased him as part of a collection of bears, and thought him very stylish. Condition is good with just a few scratches to the lucite cube but no damages.

Ref: CH990 . . . £195

Polar Bear by Dax
Red crackle glaze polar bear, signed Dax to the base and measuring 16 inches by 9 inches (41 x 23cm). Very good condition.

Ref: CH1065 . . . £265

Craquelier Horse by Diaz
French crackle glaze ceramic horses, signed Diaz to the base and measuring 14 inches long by 4 inches deep and 10 inches high (36 x 10 x 26cm). Condition is good with a couple of small chips to the ears.

Ref: CH1068 . . . £265

Musician by Harva
Craquelier ceramic statue by Charles Harva. Similar one can be seen in the Les Craqueles art deco book on page 162. She measures 10 inches (26cm) high. Marked C.H. France to the base. In excellent condition.

Ref: CH1407 . . . £395

Ceramic Doves by Dax
Crackle glaze French white ceramic doves, signed Dax and made by Orchies Company - I believe a pseudonym used by the Adnet brothers. It measures approx. 14 inches long by 7.5 inches high by 4 inches deep (36cm x 19cm x 10cm). Condition is vintage but good.

Ref: CH1460 . . . £245

Nude Craquelier
Reclining cream crackle glaze nude. It measures 17 inches long by 5 inches deep by 7 inches high (43cm x 12.5cm x 17.5cm). Unsigned and artist unknown. In very good condition.

Ref: CH1497 . . . £295

Modernist Elephant by Charles Lemenceau
This is the geometric stylised elephant which features on the cover of the Keramische Dieren book. It is also shown inside on page 79. This one measures 9 inches long by 7 inches high (23cm x 17.5cm). Stamped France inside the base. Condition is very good with the usual tiny pin head nicks to the glaze as is usual for craquelier.

Ref: CH1501 . . . £495


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