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RENÉ BUTHAUD (1886-1986)

Piriform Vase, circa 1930

Piriform vase in glazed ceramic with geometric patterns, turquoise blue dots and ivory crackled decoration.
Signed J. Doris.

H 22,5 cm (H 8.9 in)

History

From 1934, René Buthaud signed his works with the imaginary inscription "J.Doris", at the request of an American merchant named Salmicouri who decided to sell his works in the United States. The artist was bound by an exclusivity contract to the Galerie Rouard since 1928. It is a derivative of Douris, a famous painter of Greek vases from the 5th century BC, whose artist appreciated the work.

Bibliography

Pierre Cruège, "René Buthaud 1886-1986", Les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1996, modèle proche p. 97.