1970s Georges Briard ~ 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 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 has 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.
Circa 1960s or '70s, it is in phenomenal condition and appears to have never been used.
The paint is vibrant and bright and without chips, cracks, crazing, or any other damage, but for a small manufacturer flaw on the bottom. Initially it appears as a small chip, but glaze is on top, so we believe it occurred during the firing process (see pics for detail). It is very minor, mentioned solely for accuracy, and certainly does not detract.
This heavy casserole dish is pottery-stamped/marked on the bottom. A very lovely piece for the kitchen.