Created by Jean Lurçat, one of France's most prolific ceramic and tapestry designers, this rare tile in deep fiery red and black depicts one of Lurçat's fantastic man-birds. The artist started his career in the 1910s with the creation of tapestries executed by Aubusson and others, but he was also drawn into the design of costumes and sets for ballet productions by Balanchine and others, and he traveled widely to Russia, Greece, Turkey, the United States and elsewhere. Today he is best known for his ceramic pieces and his tapestries, the former usually involving incised designs with contrasting glaze colors, as is evident here.
It has some small chips on the reverse of the tile non noticeble from the front
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Height : 20 cm (7 2/4 in.) - Width: 20 cm (7 2/4 in.)
Frame height : 43,5 cm (17 in.) – Frame width : 25,5 cm (10 in.)
*(It will be carfully packed so it reaches its destiny safe)