This is the last special Camille Tharaud Limoges boxes in pâte-sur-pâte that I have for you. It is a larger round one and no angel but a very lovely lady on a swing. The color is absolutely stunning in cobalt blue and he enamel is so shiny that it was quite a job for photographing this. Again exclusively available at my Zen Cart powered Mariette's Back to Basics on line.
Camille Tharaud born in France in 1878 was probably the most important artist ever, for making Limoges Enameled Elegance. He also mastered pâte sur pâte, or literally translated: paste on paste. The translation paste on paste however is misleading. The dark tint of the cobalt blue used for these jewelry or candy boxes, makes these pâte sur pâte objects so striking. They are finely painted and hand tooled on white slip. Tharaud's conception of the grand feu ̶ a single firing of an enameled piece at 1400 degrees ̶ literally locks the enamel decoration into the porcelain, permanently capturing the intended colors and decorating effects in one fell swoop. You can read more on page 17 of the 2009 high gloss book Deco Décor by Donald-Brian Johnson Leslie Piña.
Display is on a French Le Jacquard Français tea towel...
Marked with an F - Made in France - C (Camille) Tharaud Limoges France.
Christie's did auction off this heavenly plaque of pâte-sur-pâte by another artist, signed M. Chaufriasse Limoges. That sold on April 24 of 2003 for $ 5,019! You can see the link : Christie's A LIMOGES PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE BLUE-GROUND RECTANGULAR PLAQUE