Collectors: 1940s Belgian Roger Guerin, Exceptional Double-Sided Decor Stoneware Vase - Signed
THE ITEM This stunning work of art by Roger Guerin hints at Northwest Pacific tribal symbolism with the abstract bear and jay bird decor. This hand thrown vase is a outstanding example of his work, featuring unusual spouts and additions to its shape as well as hand-incised decorations offers high artistic value.
The piece is also hand glazed with a rich mix of earth tones and shades of cobalt blue, copper, pale green, deep and light browns. The special technique of salt glazing give a beautifully rich and variegated surface effects, making it even more unique.
Excellent, wear is consistent with age and use.
MEASUREMENTS c. 10.2" / 26 cm tall by c. 8" / 20 cm across the body's widest point
Unpackaged weight: c. 1.8 kg / 1,817 g
NOTES Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
Research into this piece has validated its rarity, with only one other piece by Roger Guerin that is also available for sale and although is similar in style, but different in decoration: Roger Guerin Double-Sided Vase
A BIT OF HISTORY
Belgian leading ceramicist Roger Guerin or Guérin (1896-1954 ) was a renowned Belgian studio master ceramicist from the village of Bouffioulx near Charleroi. He started his own workshop in 1918 and specialised in experimental salt glaze techniques at the height of the Art Deco era.
Guerin's use of flowing glazes was typical in his work and he was true to the history of this region, often working on a type of hard ceramic (fired to over 1250 degrees Celsius), which had been made there since the late Middle Ages. His work won a medal at the Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs in 1925, and was exhibited in 1937 as well as internationally.
Guérin pottery was produced in short runs. Each piece is numbered and unique, which makes them extra special to have and enjoy.