ROBERT LALLEMANT (1902-1954) Rare Art Deco Vase

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Rare Art Deco Period Ceramic Vase of oval form with cubist inspired decoration of a stylised guitar.

Robert Lallemant initially studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Dijon,he then received an apprenticeship at the atelier of the Art Potter Raoul Lachenal.In1926 with the financial assistance of his father Lallemant purchased a ceramics factory in Paris.He showed his appreciation to his father for this gesture by including his initial T for Theophile with his own R in the mark on his piees of ceramics.

Robert Lallemant,rather than following the training he received with Lachenal for crearing artisan one of a kind pieces he wished to embrace the spitit of his time & therefore moved towards industrial production techniques for his pieces.This being the case however Lallemant left nothing to chance & there was an involved creative process that was applied to the creation of each model which was overseen by Lallemant at every stage of procuction.He created the initial idea of form which was then made in a plaster maquette,the decorative design was then sketched out & painted onto the plaster to insure that the decorative scheme worked successfully,this maquette was used to craete the mold from which the finished pieces would be cast.The deoration was painted by hand & the final glazes applied.

His range of production covered decorative pieces & lighting & the decoration expressed the language of Cubism,hallmark of modernity.The themes included sports,travel,maps & strong geometric design.

Robert Lallemant exhibited his work at the Salon des Artistes Decorateurs & was also a founding member of the Union Artiste Modernes.He ceased his work as a ceramicist in 1933.

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