Boch Freres Ceramics

Boch Freres Keramis was founded in 1841 in La Louviere in Eastern Belgium and was known as a maker of domestically useful faience (tin-glazed earthernware) and gres (stoneware). In 1906 the Frenchman Charles Catteau (1880-1966) joined the company and as Artistic Director slowly shifted the company from utilitarian wares to the highly decorative Art Deco styles of decoration in the 1920s and 1930s. The vases from Boch Freres are characteristic for being hand painted in vibrant colour thick glazes on a craquelure background with decorations of cubist design birds, animals and abstract patterns.

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