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Boch Freres Belgian Art Deco Tall Geometric Vase

This Belgian art deco white geometric vase was designed in 1927 in Charles Catteau’s Atelier de Fantasie for Boch Freres in La Louiviere.  The six sided vase has three vertical speed lines on each corner and three ledges diminishing in size on alternate panels.  Sitting on a round foot, the vase rises to a stepped up round top.  It measures 12” high and 8” in diameter and has the form number “1038” incised on the base and the Boch seal printed in black.

Charles Catteau French Art Deco Deer Vase

This striking Belgian art deco vase is one of a series of shapes and forms on the theme “Biches Bleues” Charles Catteau (1880 – 1969) created in 1925.  the line was exhibited at the 1925 Exposition Internationale Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris.  Produced by Boch Freres in La Louviere, Belgium, “Biches Bleues” is pictured in the book Catteau on pages 234, 25, 38 and 55 and on page 62 of the book L’Homme de Keramis, Charles Catteau.  Measuring 9 ½” high, the vase is printed on the bottom “D943”, “16” and has the Boch Freres Seal.  It is impressed “1270”.

Belgian Art Deco Geometric White Stepped Vase

This white Faience Belgian art deco geometric vase is a design of the Charles Catteau workshop (Atelier de Fantasie) at Boch Freres.  The form design dates from 1928 and is known as # 1043.  The unusual stepped vase has four openings for flowers or greens and measures 9 ½” high, 15” wide and is 5” deep.  It is marked on the bottom with the Boch seal and it is pictured on page 292 of Art Deco Ceramics Made in Belgium – Charles Catteau.

Boch Freres Belgian Art Deco White Craqueleure Geometric Vase

This Belgian art deco white geometric vase was designed in 1927 in Charles Catteau’s “Atelier de Fantasie” for Boch Freres in La Louviere.  The 6 ½” high, 9” in diameter vase has eight sides stepped up to a circular center opening and a tapering base.  The base has “1027” impressed and the Boch seal in black.  The vase is pictured on page 293 of the book Art Deco Ceramics Made in Belgium, Charles Catteau.

Keramis Belgian Art Deco Geometric Enameled Ceramic Bowl

This unusually large and beautiful Belgian art deco bowl was designed in 1928 by Georges Tecqmenne (1908 – 1997) for art director Charles Catteau (1860 – 1966) in his “Atelier de Fantasie” for the Belgian firm, Boch Freres. The bowl is decorated with geometric flowers in blue, turquoise and black on a white craqueleure ground. Measuring 13” in diameter and standing 9 ½ “ high, it is marked “Keramis, Made in Belgium”, “D1337” and incised “860” and “3K”.

Charles Catteau Belgian Art Deco Vase

This Belgian art deco stoneware vase was designed by Charles Catteau (1880 – 1966) for Boch Freres in 1922. The stylized flowers in ochre and white are worked with a slight relief and the vase is marked on the bottom “Gres Keramis” and “D 773”. It is signed “Ch.Catteau” and incised “914”. The vase is 12” high and 7” in diameter.

Boch Freres Belgian Art Deco Ceramic Vase

Designed in 1927 by Charles Catteau (1880 – 1966) this striking Belgian art deco vase was made by the firm Boch Freres in La Louviere.  The décor of geometric flowers in cobalt blue and white stands out on a rarely seen lime green craqueleure ground.  The vase has the Boch seal on the bottom and is marked “D1121” and has an unknown cipher.  It measures 12” high.

Belgian Art Deco Ceramic Vase Biches Bleues by Catteau for Boch Freres

Charles Catteau (1880-1966), created this bulbous ceramic vase “Biches Bleues” for Boch Freres, La Louviere, Belgium in 1925. It is pictured in the book, Catteau on page 55. Enameled in shades of blue with green on a craqueleured white ground, the vase portrays four deer in various positions. The vase is signed on the bottom in black “Ch. Catteau”, “D 943” and impressed “891”. It is also marked with the Boch seal. The vase measures 9 ½” high and 9” diameter.

Belgian Art Deco Ceramic Vase by Boch Freres

A Belgian art deco ceramic vase by Boch Freres with an overall design of multi colored flowers on a blue background. The vase has a brown base bisected by a gold band. There are also two gold handles. The interior is a soft turquoise blue. The 7 ½” high vase is marked on the base with the Boch Freres Seal.

Belgian Art Deco Monumental Ceramic Vase Biches Bleues by Charles Catteau

Charles Catteau (1880 – 1966) created this monumental Belgian art deco ceramic vase “Biches Bleues” in 1925 for Boch Freres. An example of this vase was exhibited at the 1925 Paris Exposition. Arguably Catteau’s most famous design, the deer became an icon of the art deco era. This 20” tall vase is marked on the base “Ch. Catteau”, “D943” and impressed “981”. It is also marked with the Boch Freres seal.

Belgian Art Deco Floral Ceramic Vase by Boch Freres

This Belgian art deco ceramic vase is by Boch Freres and features an overall pattern on daisies and blue bells against a grape arbor background. The vase is marked with the Boch seal and has “1885” impressed on the base. Measures 9 ¾” high.

Boch Freres Multi Level Vase

A very unusual and special Belgian art deco ceramic vase designed in 1928 by Charles Catteau (1880 – 1966) and executed by Boch Freres. A bright orange glaze covers the exterior and six openings reveal a white interior. The vase has the black Boch seal and “1068” impressed on the base. Measuring 9 ½” high, the vase measures 8” in diameter across the base.

Belgian Art Deco Ceramic Vase by Charles Catteau for Boch Freres

This art deco ceramic vase was created in 1922 at the Belgian firm Boch Freres under the direction of Charles Catteau (1880 – 1966). Decorated in seven fired on colors depicting geometric flowers and standing 13 ½” high, the vase is marked on the bottom with the cipher “BFK” (Boch Freres Keramis), “D695” and “Tango”. The vase bears the sticker of a Dijon retailer.

Boch Art Deco Vase with Metal

This striking French art deco vase in the form of a pilgrim flask was created in 1925 at the Belgian firm Boch Freres under the artistic direction of Charles Catteau (1880-1966). The ceramic, which is glazed in an Egyptian Faience blue with a craqueleure finish is mounted with a silver metal rim extending to 2 handles and a central medallion of geometric form. The vase is marked with a round Boch Freres stamp and the molded number "1051" which corresponds to the year 1925. The vase stands 10" high and is 8" wide.

Charles Catteau Art Deco Bowl

A geometrically decorated shallow art deco bowl by Charles Catteau for Boch Freres ca. 1926. Signed "Gres Keramis" and "Ch. Catteau" and printed mark "D998" (1924 - 1925). There is an impressed mark "916 B" and the Boch Freres seal. The bowl measures 8" diameter and 1" high.

Charles Catteau Art Deco Vase

An exceptional Faience vase by Charles Catteau (1880 – 1966) for Boch Freres made in 1925. Measuring 13 ¼ high, the vase has an ormolou foot and rim. Marked with the Boch seal and "D 951" and "Ct.", the vase features cobalt blue, turquoise and yellow on a white craqueleure ground.

Two Charles Catteau Art Deco Vases

Two large art deco vases by Charles Catteau (1880 – 1966) for Boch Freres, La Louviere "Roses Stylisees", ca. 1925. Each vase signed "Ch Catteau" and impressed "909" and sealed "Boch Freres, La Louviere, Made in Belgium" and "Fabrication Belgique". The vases are 12 ½ high and 9 ½ in diameter.

Two Blue Boch Freres Art Deco Vases

Two art deco craqueleure covered vases in Egyptian Faience Blue by Boch Freres La Louviere. The vases are 12 ¾ high and in excellent condition. Marked with the Bosch seal and impressed "KC" and "2P".

Bouraine Art Deco Sculpture

This art deco terracotta titled "Bust of a Young Girl" was sculpted by Marcel Bouraine and produced by Marcel Guillard for Editions Etling, Paris. It is signed in the clay by Bouraine and bears the impressed stamps of Guillard and Editions Etling. A similar piece was exhibited at the 1925 Paris Exposition. The sculpture measures 17 1/2" high.

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