• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 413

    A LARGE FRENCH PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL OVAL DISH

    SIGNED AND DATED A.(LFRED) RENOLEAU 1927

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    A LARGE FRENCH PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL OVAL DISH
    SIGNED AND DATED A.(LFRED) RENOLEAU 1927
    Molded and applied with a large spotted lobster and a crab surrounded by mussels and other shells on a mottled blue and green ground
    26½ in. (67.3 cm.) wide


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    This enormous work was produced near the end of Renoleau's life and harkens back to his earlier works from the late 19th century, re-embracing his beginings and a style he had abandoned back at the turn of the century. For another large lobster dish by Renoleau in the same spirit and with the same striated turquoise ground, circa 1887, see M. Katz and R. Lehr, Palissy Ware, London, 1996, p. 178, no. 239.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SOUTH FLORIDA COLLECTOR (LOT 413)