Palissy Style – Large platter signed Alfred Renoleau & Goras (dated 1893)
A French Palissy Majolica wall platter signed in the front Renoleau Goras 1893 and incised on the back with initial A with Coat of arms for Angoulême, size 22 ¾ x 17 ¼ inches (dated 1893)
Alfred Renoleau (1854-1930) lived and worked in and near the town of Angoulême in western France. His factory flourished for nearly four decades and employed up to forty workers. During the earlier part of Renoleau's life, he worked with his father as a hairdresser, but like his precursor, Charles-Jean Avisseau, he was smitten by the works of Bernard Palissy (during a visit to a pottery show in Bordeaux). At night the young Renoleau practiced his ceramic art using a homemade kiln in the attic of his house. Later, he persuaded his father to let him work for one year in a nearby pottery, and promised to return if the craft disappointed him. He never returned to the hair salon and devoted his total energies to ceramics. His earlier pieces (circa 1878-1889) are often signed Falder, an anagram of his first name. In 1889, he moved to nearby Roumazières at the Polakowski and Company factory where he produced some of his finest work.
In 1891, he opened a small factory in Angoulême, but later Alfred Renoleau set up a business the “earthenware factory of Angoulême” with Mr Goras, in l’Houmeau. You can see above a very rare example of their collaboration.
WIDTH: 22¾ in | DEPTH: 17¼ in
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