#101-0580: A Trio from the Polka Dot Series. Since this series came into fashion just as smoking was also "a la mode", it is not surprising that the savvy artists and designers of the HB faiencerie used this trend to create a charming series of accouterments: cigarette holders and ashtrays. Fortunately, they used adorable animal motifs, so nowadays we can enjoy these pieces for their inherent whimsy and ignore the smoking aspects entirely.These are all HB Quimper, ca. 1925., and in perfect condition.
It must be noted that the camera did not take kindly to the yellow backgrounds, making some look much paler than they really are… think “Butter” and “Sunshine”!
Frog, 4" x 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" high. $195
Bunny, 4" x 4" x 2 1/2" high. $175.
Fish, 4 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 3 5/9" high.$250
$550 for the three pieces.
Shipping: $28 any one, $50 the three.
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The yellow glazes were first used after the end of World War I, a time of great artistic experimentation at the Quimper faienceries. As the American market developed and fell in love with these colors, so did the variety of designs chosen …many of them trials, with a very brief run, some highly successful and continued for a long time. This collection comes from a well-known American dealer/collector, and exemplifies the range of choices that were once available with these glazes.