Charles Lemanceau French Art Deco Ceramic Bear Couple "sur la banquise"

 Couple of Bears 1935


Technic called "crispé"

Cover from white to grey with black parts (eyes, nose, claws)

This model is named "sur la banquise" (on the ice field)
It is very rare and very sought after !
Width: 24.4"(62cm), Height: 13.4"(34cm)

Retailer stamp under the base

Condition : excellent. Some minor defects due to this technic in this period.

Illustrated in the Sainte-Radegonde's catalog (see photo)
This model exists in two sizes. The piece that we present here is the largest.

Also illustrated in Les craquelés Art Déco by Alain-René Hardy & Bruno Giardi, the reference book about the French crackle glaze ceramics, at page #109
and in
Craquelés, Les animaux en céramique 1920-1940 by Patrick Malaureille at page #38