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Post by dantheman on Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:56 am



I bought a wine flask two or three years ago,later identifying it as the work of Roger Guerin or possibly one of his children? but the appeal wasn't fleeting as I just bought another flask which turned out to be a Guerin piece too.
Roger was of the Bouffiolx & Chatalet school in the 1920's
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Roger Guerin

Post by nicktipper on Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:35 am

Hi, I have a vase made by Guerin number 186/E do you know when it was made?
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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by michiel on Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:43 pm

Hi,
I am a collector of this kinda stoneware. I have a big collection of it and might shine some light here. I will try to answer quickly several of the questions that showed up in this topic. Roger Guérin was belgian potter from the village of Bouffioulx. He started his own workshop in 1918. Around 1945 his son Jules Guerin took over, Roger died in 1954. The two pitchers shown on the picture are rather old ones. At least the one of which I can see the bottom with its signature. It can be dated around 1920-1923. The big vase with 4 ears model 186/E can be dated around 1930. The son never signed with R.Guerin , but Roger himself only signed like that in his early days. Around 1925 onwards he mainly signed GUERIN and so did his son Jules and both signatures look very similar.
Thats it for now.
If there any more questions feel free to ask.

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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by dantheman on Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:22 am

great to have you here on the forum Michiel,so you think both of my flasks were made by Roger?


I would love to see pics of your collection,you are the first new member to have knowledge of this type of pottery so I hope you stick around so I can pick your brains

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Post by michiel on Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:57 am

The one of which you shoewed the signature is certainly by Roger Guérin. And its even an old Roger Guerin piece. The signature we call "R in the G" is one he only used in the early days. Like said that pitcher can be dated around 1920-1923. Your second one I can't tell for sure, when you show me a picture of the bottom it will be clear. But judging the glaze its almost certain a roger Guerin piece and not a post war Jules.
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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by dantheman on Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:19 am

that's wonderful news! I'll take a pic of the base and post it tomorrow.
Thanks Michiel

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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by dantheman on Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:04 am


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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by michiel on Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:43 am

Yes also the second pitcher is by Roger Guérin. And this is also a very old one of his. Later (we think around 1925 onwards) he signed with just Guerin. No R inside the G anymore. Also the description GRES WALLON (walonian stoneware) is something he only used sometimes in the early days. This second one is marked BELGIUM as well. Meaning it was made for export .
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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by dantheman on Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:09 pm

many thanks Michiel,I have tried unsuccessfuly for years to get information about these pitchers,do you own any yourself?

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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by michiel on Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:29 pm

I have had several in the past but sold them. I'm not really interested in these pieces with this kind of decorations. You can see a part of my collection on a website of a friend www.van-paulus-tot-guerin.be He created a site some 5 years ago after selling his own collection. But he forgot about the site and its asleep eversince.
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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by Tigerchips Meowseum on Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:37 am

Hi, i've had this wall plaque for many years which I believe to be made by Guerin.

It reads:
GRAND PRIX DE CHARLEROI
C.T.F.C.
CHARLEROI
STAND DE FOSSE-LA-VILLE-BELGIQUE
200 TRAP FOSSE OLYMPIQUE
11 ET 12 AVRIL 1982

Kind of different?



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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by michiel on Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:10 am

Hi, Yes you're right it's a piece made on commission in the Guerin factories during the time the son of Jules Guerin was the director there. The factory cloosed down in 1988...
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Guerin Flasks

Post by Rustpot on Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:12 am

I have two Guerin Flasks. They are signed Guerin and both have the Roger Guerin impressed mark.

The other marks must mean something but I have no idea what. They are: on the larger vase 16/D/3/VI and on the smaller 14/D/3


https://i.servimg.com/u/f21/16/41/34/81/dsc00713.jpg
https://i.servimg.com/u/f21/16/41/34/81/dsc00714.jpg
https://i.servimg.com/u/f21/16/41/34/81/dsc00715.jpg

I would like to know more of what I have and whether they are saleable items. Inherited from my Grandfather. Suggestion that they were retail items that contained something like mead and thus made to look medieval. Probably false. Grandfathers tale that he rescued them from a bombed museum in the first world war was just one of his many tall tales.

Any help much appreciated
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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by dantheman on Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:09 am

as your flasks are 'R in G' examples we can assume they are early (1920's) & by Roger himself

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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by big ed on Mon May 07, 2012 1:19 am



Bought this for £20 today at shepton flea , there is a small rim chip , otherwise good, 11" high, and stamped signed on the base .
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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by big ed on Mon May 07, 2012 1:20 am



I love the decor
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Post by big ed on Mon May 07, 2012 1:21 am

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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by big ed on Mon May 07, 2012 1:23 am



can't quite out the design , lots of runic type symbols , but deffo a little kid having a pee in the centre.
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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by michiel on Mon May 07, 2012 1:43 am

Hi Ed,
Nice pitcher you found there!
I cant make anything of those runic symbols. But the signature and marks show its early Roger Guérin piece that can be dated around 1920. The made in Belgium stamp indicates it was produced for the international market.
All the best, Michiel
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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by redscorpi on Tue May 08, 2012 8:50 pm

Hi Ed,

Love the pitcher you found. I'm collecting this kind of pottery. My avatar is a vase made by his son Jules. Roger became well-known for his dripped salt glazed item while his son improved the use of enamels on his vases. They both made this kind of pitchers.
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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by redscorpi on Tue May 08, 2012 10:26 pm

I agree, you should keep collecting these. The pottery house, where your pitcher is made is renovated and became a museum of pottery. See the following link (it's in French)
http://www.chatelet-poterie.be/
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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by RetroFabriek on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:26 am



Roger Guerin 2530 V1 plate
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Re: Roger Guerin (Belgium)

Post by dantheman on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:33 am

that's very different to pieces I have seen,I like it!

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