Luxury Design, Past & Present
Stunning side table by Roger Capron, manufactured in France around 1950. The table has a metal base and a beautiful ceramic top. The top consists of nine ceramic tiles with a unique drawing of a rooster and a hand written signature "R. Capron". It would make a unique eye-catcher to any modern interior. In good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Roger Capron was born in Vincennes, France on September 4, 1922. Interested in drawing, he studied Applied Arts in Paris from 1939 to 1943 and worked as an art teacher in 1945. He died on November 8, 2006 leaving behind a considerable body of work that is recognized worldwide. In 1946, Roger Capron moved to Vallauris, where he founded a ceramics workshop known as 'l`Atelier Callis', contributing to the renaissance of ceramics in Vallauris. In 1952, Roger Capron purchased an abandoned pottery in Vallauris and opened a small ceramics factory, with 15 workers. By 1957 he had established a considerable international reputation. In 1980 his factory employed 120 people and during that same decade he reverted to making one-off pieces that were shown internationally.