Primavera Ceramic Painted Plate Sculpture
Primavera ceramic painted plate hanging wall sculpture, signed on back.
Primavera was created in 1912 by René Guilleré, founder the of the Society of Decorative Artists, and Pierre Laguionie, the manager of Le Printemps, the Parisian department store, as the store’s design firm. Its name, meaning “Spring” in Latin, was a play on the store’s own, which means the same in French, and its stated mission was to make modern decorative objects—objects of beauty—more accessible to a growing middle class. Before its creation, no large-scale department store in Paris had bothered creating its own lines.
Over the years, Primavera changed variously, but remains best known for its output in the Deco era and those eras thereafter. The firm closed its doors in 1972.
Condition: Good Condition. Wear consistent with age.
Materials: Ceramic, Paint
- Origin: France