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Post by Annette on May 2nd 2008, 9:09 am

I believe this could be Danish but any info would be great.

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Post by walewein on May 2nd 2008, 5:06 pm

It's Belgian! Excellent

This beautiful piece is by Belgian ceramist, painter and sculptor Olivier Strebelle. I have pictures of similar dishes with identical marks. The mark shows an intertwined O and S, 58 is the date. Olivier Strebelle is one of the more important Belgian ceramists of the postwar scene. He's still working, a gigantic sculpture of his hand will be unveiled in Bejing later this year. He has his own website: http://www.olivierstrebelle.com/en/index.html

The date 58 is very important, because it was the year of the Belgian World's Fair Expo 58, a milestone in Belgian postwar architecture and art. (and indeed in the whole world). I'm not saying this piece was exhibited at the fair, it could have been sold as a souvenir and brought back to France, who knows. There's a Venini vase -if I remember correctly- somewhere on this site that got a price during Expo 58 as well. But just look at the refined, fluid shape of the dish and the subtle colouring. I'd love to have it myself! Excellent

Lovely piece!
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Post by Annette on May 2nd 2008, 7:27 pm

Thank you so much for your info - I really am delighted to discover its origin - apologies for thinking it was Danish - I had thought of the O being crossed through as in the Danish letter. I will check out the site.
Its great that the forum allows us to be so global isnt it?


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