This platter is in the shape of a long fish, hand painted, with a woman in a yellow and blue dress holding a bouquet. It measures approximately 16" X 7.5". Without the careful packaging that I will employ. Signed: KERALUC QUIMPER FRANCE JCL on the front of the piece.
The condition is excellent, no marring in any respect. This is truly a piece for the discriminating Quimper collector. Information about Keraluc Quimper from a Love Quimper blog. In 1946, ceramics engineer Victor Lucas, after having worked 22 years for both HB and Henriot, created his own manufacture near Quimper: Keraluc.
He attracted a group of young regional artists and provided workshop space and the necessary materials for their artistic creations, including traditional Breton motifs by Paul Yvain and Pierre Toulhoat, life on the ports by René Quéré, mythological themes by Jos Le Corre, and contemporary abstractions by Xavier Krebs. Nature being of prime importance to the life in Brittany, it was not surprising to find flowers and birds as a significant theme. The excitement of artistic production prevailed at this period, and I have been told by retailers from that time that in order to have pieces to sell, they had to be at the door when the kilns were opened, so that they could have a shot at getting something for their shops. It was a post-war renaissance of Breton artistic production!
In the 1970s, Pol Lucas, son of Victor, introduced the production of stoneware, which was a huge success at the time, with decors like G6 (Grès 6 - Stoneware 6) sweeping the market. Like many manufactures, including HB-Henriot, Keraluc went through a very difficult period in the early 1980s, resulting in filing for bankruptcy. The factory was reopened and survived for another 8 years, mostly producing objects with traditional Quimper motifs, like classic Breton figures and floral motifs.Its doors closed definitively in 1992, and a year later, HB-Henriot bought the rights to the mark Keraluc and reissued a limited amount of variations of several decors in pottery. The item "Vintage Keraluc Quimper France Handpainted Fish Shaped Dish Plate, 16 x 7 1/2" is in sale since Thursday, August 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Quimper".
The seller is "the-glass-fish" and is located in Indian Trail, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.