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Roger Méquinion graduated from Beaux Arts in Paris, before working at Lalique as chief engraver. At that time, the company was at the height of its success under René Lalique. She took part in a series of prestigious orders, including fitting out the SS Normandie liner and the Orient Express. There, he familiarized himself with the decorative techniques of the time, in particular the sandblasting of glass.
In 1939, Lalique suspended production because of the war and Méquinion found himself unemployed. He decides to move to Aubagne near Marseille, a major pottery hub in the free zone governed by the Vichy government. It was there, for 10 years, that Roger Méquinion produced a personal work of great artistic scope. Méquinion vases and dishes are available in a variety of rich colors and patterns. The pure forms allow the strong patterns to speak for themselves. The clay models were fired with shiny enamel, then decorated with a stencil and precision sandblasted, in the same spirit as for Lalique glass.
These luxury pieces are appreciated today for their quality and Art Deco aesthetic. They are also very rare because they were only produced for a short time - around 10 years.