Earthenware panels with floral decoration
This ensemble consists of four earthenware panels, with delicate flower bouquets arranged in pastel tones.
Signed on the back of the largest one «J. Loebnitz & fils »
Dimensions : H : 249cm, L : 105cm P : 7cm
The artist’s signature
This ensemble of four ceramic panels was created by Jules Loebnitz in collaboration with his son Jules-Alphonse, as indicated by the signature on one of the panels. We can trace back this production to the 1880 decade, given that starting 1880 Jules-Alphonse began to work with his father at the manufacture to assist him, before taking the lead in 1895 after his father’s death. Two out of the four panels have the same size, while another one is larger (the one carrying the Loebnitz signature) and the last one is much more narrow.
This four panels are adorned with elegant flower bouquets in Orient-inspired baluster vases, presented in an architectural ensemble with arches, in front of a pastel yellow background. Each flower composing the bouquets are different depending the pannel we are considering. The realistic style of the drawing allows us to distinguish iris on one panel, roses on another one, or even ipomeas. The use of pastel colours brings out a certain delicacy to this springtime ensemble. Finally, the main panel are all crowned by smaller panels on which stands out a ceramic flower. This flowers created in relief are decorated with enamel, and present themselves on a backgroung with greenery and flowered branches.