A superb French Art Deco hand painted turned pottery vase painted with nudes by renowned sculptor and ceramicist Édouard Cazaux and dating from around 1930. The hand crafted trumpet shaped vase stands on a flat narrow rounded and unglazed base and the body is hand painted with three nude female figures sat amidst stylized foliage. The vase is painted in tones of in tones of pink, blue, black and turquoise green and with a similar green applied to the inner vase. The top edge has a feathered gilded finish and the vase is signed M CX to the base.
Édouard Cazaux came from a family of potters and learned his art at a young age. In Tarbes he worked as a ceramist in a factory also studying at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at the École de Sèvres. After a few years in Paris , where he had access to the "Manufacture de Sèvres", he settled in La Varenne in 1920 and set up his studio there and in 1923 he became the secretary of the Salon d 'Automne de ceramique .
Cazaux was also a member of the L'Evolution group of artists, founded by Arthur Goldscheider in the early 1920s whose works Goldscheider exhibited at the Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et industriels modern in 1925. It wasn't until 1929 that he began to devote himself entirely to ceramics. Influenced by classical Greek sculpture, he preferred simple shapes at first until he turned to Cubism and then developed his own style. His subjects include not only neoclassical references, but also the Far East and primitive and African art. With luminous glazes and pictorial techniques, Cazaux's works show distinctive effects, which he achieved through various oxidation methods and the use of copper inlays. His works are known for their vivid colors, simple shapes and hand-painted decorations. In 1937 Édouard Cazaux was admitted to the Legion of Honor. His works are exhibited in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and in the Saint-Maur Museum.
In fine condition with a tiny professional restoration to a 0.4cm chip on the outer upper rim.
Origin : France
Maker : Edouard Cazaux
Manufacture Date : Circa 1930
Materials : Pottery
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