Luxury Design, Past & Present
The enamelled vases from Limoges are a testimony to the highest level of craftsmanship and, with their abstract geometric pattern, also true milestones in the aesthetics of French Art Deco.
The name "Primrose" refers to the name of the ovoid vase model from 1928. The prototypes of these vase shapes are well documented. On the copper vase models, the patterns and decorations by Camille Fauré, which the artist had previously designed in gouache, were applied in silver foil, glass and enamel.
On our vase the geometric pattern unfolds in light blue, lilac, white, black, copper and gold and the abstract design blends harmoniously with the soft ovoid vase shape. The plastic outlines of the coloured surfaces, their partly frosted design and the metallic shimmering optics lend the vase a three-dimensional vitality and allow the beholder also a haptic experience.
It is precisely this sort of vases designed by Camille Fauré that convince collectors the most in terms of art and craftsmanship and are sought after accordingly.
They were made only by hand, with only a small series of pieces being made of each pattern in partly a week-long period of development.
Bib.: Alberto Shayo, „Camille Faurè. Limoges Art Deco Enamels. The Geometry of Joy”, Antique Collectors Club, 2007; p. 51 aluminium prototypes for Fauré-vases; ibid. p. 58 Gouache designs for vases 1925-1935 by C. Fauré.