French Art Deco earthenware vases by Louis Auguste Dage (1885-1963).
Bronze and copper coloured blossoms and seed pods on plants with elephant ear leaves, on a mottled mocha colour ground. Signed L. Dage near the base.
The vases have been drilled to be used as lamp bases.
14” high, 7 3/4” diameter.
$2000 for the pair.
Dage started his ceramic career at Five-Lilles and went onto train in Beauvais where the Greber and Auguste Delaherche factory was located.
In 1920 he set up his own art pottery studio in Anthony (Paris) with Jean de La Fontinelle.
In 1924 Dage won the prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France award in the ceramics category, given to recognize excellence in workmanship.
In the early 1930s he worked on the decoration of the ocean liner Le Normandie.