Decorative plate Colette Guéden for Primavera Limoges
Plate in Limoges porcelain after a design by Colette Gueden for Primavera, decorated with polychrome enamels on a white background, part of a table service from the "Picnic" series, 1945. Model reproduced in "Primavera Atelier D' Spring art, by Alain-René Hardy, Editions Faton, page 477. Very good condition
Double Colette Guéden signature in the decor and on the back, Primavera and A.Lanternier Limoges France stamp on the back.
Colette Gueden (1905-2000)
The name and work of Colette Gueden are closely associated with Primavera, the art workshop of the Printemps department stores in Paris, founded in 1912 by Pierre Laguionie, manager of Printemps, and the lawyer René Guilleré, founder of the Company. Decorative Artists. Born in 1905 in Indochina, Colette Gueden entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Saint-Etienne where she graduated three years later. In 1927 in Paris, she worked as a designer at Primavera alongside Claude Lévy, Gisèle Favre, Madeleine Sougez. became manager in 1934, then director in 1938. Under her direction, Primavera supplied carpets, furnishing fabrics, fashionable wallpapers, and specialized in ceramic objects: vases, trinkets, figurines... The adventure ends in 1972, after sixty years of creations that have become synonymous with inventiveness and fantasy.
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