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Mithé ESPELT 1960s Gilded Ceramic Mirror (not Lembo)

Documentation Certificate of Authenticity
Origin France
Period 1950-1979
Materials ceramic & mirror
W. 27 in; H. 30 in;
W. 68.58 cm; H. 76.2 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1960s
Description Mithé ESPELT 1960s Gilded Ceramic Mirror (not Lembo)
Remarkable Constructivist Mirror
This exquisite mirror features geometric shapes in rarely seen lime green enamel with inclusion of crystalline glass that resemble precious jewels. The piece is refreshingly modern and could be a piece of constructivist art. Complete with a protective felt backing this unusual mirror be hung up on a wall and is likely to turn heads.
We are proud to offer a small number of hard to find pieces by acclaimed French avant-garde ceramicist Mithé Espelt (born 1923) issued from a prestigious private collection. These previously unseen and highly collectable chests and mirrors all featuring her signature gold crackle and are considered works of art. Her opulent objects have long been misattributed to Vallauris ceramicist François Lembo as she chose not to sign them. However, her work has been the subject of significant attention recently thanks to Antoine Candau’s book, “Mithé Espelt, the discreet luxury of the everyday,” which reveals their artistic significance and is rapidly becoming a mandatory guide to mid-century French ceramics.
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Mid Century, Studio Craft
Incollect Reference Number 395999
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