Art Deco Vase by Charles Catteau for Boch Ceramics' Atelier de Fantasie
An Art Deco Vase designed by Charles Catteau for Boch Freres Keramis for the group of pieces in the Atelier de Fantasie collection produced in La Louviere. Catteau was considered the master of Art Deco Design, and his work predates the explosion of the style in the 1920s. He was trained in the famous ceramics school in Sevres, France and then in 1906 hired by Boch Pottery, a venerable company in business since the mid 1800s but looking for a fresh direction. Within one year, in 1907,Catteau became the chief designer of a line called ”Atelier de Fantasie” that employed the use of “ceramic cloisonné ” in which clear outlines of patterns and images were filled in with rich enamel colors.
Charles Catteau exhibiting a monumental piece
at the Paris Exposition des Artes Decoratif 1925
He was featured in the Paris Exposition of Artes Decorative in 1925, by that time well known for creating hundreds of pieces every year with distinctive shapes and forms. In the past ten years, many books, publications and exhibitions have highlighted the major accomplishments of Charles Catteau. We are pleased to be able to offer a nice collection of his work, and we have this design available in two sizes.