BOCH FRERES ART DECO KERAMIS VASE BICHES BLEUES CATTEAU
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For Sale I have a lovely Art Pottery Vase made by Boch Freres/Charles Catteau of Belgium. The Vase is the most famous of the Charles Catteau Designs and is known as the "BICHES BLEUES" Vase. This is the largest Biches Bleues Vase I have ever owned and possible the largest he ever made in this pattern. I have never seen larger! The Vase is known as a Tapered Shoulder Shape.
The Vase displays 3 Gazelles feeding on the grass and trees above. Some people refer to these as Deer but they look more like Gazelles to me. I don't believe Deer would have spots like Fawns and Antlers. The deep Iris Purple/Blue accented with Turquoise Blue Body against the creamy beige background is very pleasing.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as It has no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The background shows crazing but all of the Biches Bleues pieces do as that was the intent of Charles Catteau. The Vase is signed with the Square Ink Stamp "Keramis made in Belgium" mark. The Vase also carries the Artist signature mark "Ch. Catteau" for Charles Catteau (1880-1966) and D-943 for the Design. There is also the Mold Number 293 impressed. This is hard to see as it is obscured by the bottom glaze. there is also the number 15 written in black ink. The vase also has the original store label that it came from. That store label reads "Ovingtons New York" and 91-363 written in ink on the label. This was probably the stores Inventory Mark.
These Vases are rather hard to find and highly desirable. I have had about 30 pieces in my 35 years as a collector in vases and chargers. I have never had a Vase this large. I would consider this somewhat a Rare find in this Size. I'm sure those of you who collect this pattern and are missing this size will be delighted with their purchase. For those of you collecting and decorating in Art Deco will love the vase this Vase displays. The Vase was made Circa 1925.
Shipping:Negotiated with Seller
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- Type / Pattern
- BOCH FRERES/CHARLES CATTEAU
- Width: 8.5 inches
- Height: 13.63 inches
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- Weight: 0 pound
- ART DECO