This is such a lovely piece. With a few flowers it will dress up any table. Or you can be creative and perhaps use it for a few serving pieces. It was designed by the very talented Marc Bellaire (1925-1994). He was originally employed by Sascha Brastoff in West Los Angeles. Later he opened his own ceramics business in Culver City, California. The leading trade publication, “Giftwares”, listed him as one of the top ten artware designers of the late fifties. He was also a teacher and wrote about ceramic design and decoration in magazines such as “Ceramics Monthly” and “Popular Ceramics”. He wrote two handbooks titled “Underglaze Decoration” and “Brush Decoration.” He moved to Virginia where he had a private art studio and art gallery. He later moved back to California opening a studio located in Cathedral City, California, near Palm Springs. Many of his hand-decorated exotic designs were inspired by his World War II experiences in the Pacific when serving in the Navy.
Country of Origin: United States.
Size: 7 1/4" tall.
Signed: On bottom. See photo.
Condition: Very Good. Minimal display wear.
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