French Pottery Bird Plates

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Item number: PYH 5503

This set of six hand painted plates that date from the 1960's were hand thrown by Marcel Guillot (1910-1985) in his studio in Saint Maur des Fossés, France. Each off-white plate has a wide sky-blue lip with a different bird painted in the center. Each plate measures 7 3/4 inches in diameter, is 5/8 of an inch high and weighs a bit over 9 ounces. All are in excellent, undamaged condition, save for shelf dirt on the dry foot ring. They are hand signed in black on the undersides with "Guillot" underlined, with the bird's name in French below and then the words "peint à la main {hand painted}" and "France."

In order of their photographs, the birds are:

* Rouge Gorge (Robin)
* Mesange (Tit)
* Rousserolle (Warbler)
* Rossignol (Nightingale)
* Sitelle (Nuthatch)
* Gobemouche (Flycatcher)

These plates are simply beautiful, perfect for bird lovers, Francophiles and those who appreciate fine studio pottery. The price is for all six plates, sold as a set.

>>>Marcel Guillot studied at the Ecole des Arts Appliqués (School of Applied Arts) in Paris, subsequently worked at the Sevres factory and in 1936 he opened his own studio, first in Paris and finally to Saint Maur des Fossés. He won a gold medal for his work at the International Exhibition in Brussels in 1958. He was President of the Union of French Potters from 1951-1965.


PYH 5503