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    René Buthaud (French, 1886-1986)
    Important Vase, circa 1925
    Glazed earthenware
    15-1/4 x 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches (38.7 x 19.1 x 19.1 cm)
    Painted monogram to underside RB

    Jean-Claud Brugnot, Paris.

    Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Moderne, Paris, 1925;
    Musee des Arts decoratifs de la Ville de Bordeaux, "R Buthaud Ceramiques", 1976.

    R. Chavance, Le XIVieme Salon des Artistes Decorateurs, Art et Decoration, June 1923, p. 189;
    Exhibition Catalogue, R Buthaud Ceramiques, Musee des Arts decoratifs de la Ville de Bordeaux, 1976, no. 16 for an illustration of this piece.
    Encyclopedia Des Arts decoratifs et Industrieles Modernes au XXieme Siecle, New York, 1977, p. 52 for an illustration of this piece.

    Rene Buthaud was arguably the most influential of the artists working with ceramics during the 1920s in Paris, and remains one of the most significant figures in the history of French Art Deco. Buthaud was formally trained in painting at the Ecole de Beaux Arts and later won a coveted Prix de Rome. By the early 1920s he was focused on ceramics and established the renowned ceramics department of Primavera, the decorating and interior design division of Au Printemps department store. For the seminal 1925 Paris Exposition, Buthaud create several works of simple classical forms, decorated as if a canvas, and featuring the stylized figures which would become so prominent during this period of decorative arts.

    Condition Report*: Overall very good condition with attractive crazing throughout and light shelf wear to underside including two small chips to edge of underside. No cracks, repairs, or restorations observed. Examined under blacklight.
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