1960/70s Georges Briard ~ Cornflower Blue Pottery ~ Painted Artichoke Casserole Dish with Lid ~ Near Mint Condition.
Georges Briard (1917-2005) was an award-winning designer during the 1950-70s. He is most well known for his dishware and glassware, and his signature collection was stocked at reputable department stores, including Neiman Marcus and Bonwit Teller.
This is a very fine example of his work. This glazed pottery, casserole dish was created in a cornflower blue with deep swirls along its outer surface. However, the interior is clearly the focal point. It features beautifully painted artichokes rendered by Georges Briard. It is part of his signature collection and absolutely stunning.
This dish measures approx. 8" in diameter and 4" high (without the lid). The lid adds an additional 1.5" to this 2-piece set.
Most likely 1960/70s, it is in phenomenal condition and appears to have never been used. It was probably given to someone as a gift and that individual realized that it was simply too beautiful to use!
The paint is vibrant and bright and I don't see cracks, crazing, or any other damage, but for a small manufacturer's divot on the bottom. Initially it appears as a small chip, but glaze is on top, so I believe it occurred during the firing process (see pic #8 for detail). Very minor and only mentioned for accuracy purposes.
This heavy casserole dish is pottery-stamped/marked on the bottom. It is truly an exquisite piece ~ you are sure to appreciate this lovely work of art.
Item ID: KC-04444
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