Rockabilly Style French Centrepiece Red and Black Ceramic, 1952
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Red and black ceramic table centerpiece made in Rockabilly style, the colors are strong and decisive, the black has the distinction of having beautiful reflections nacreè (mother of pearl), reflections that unfortunately the photos can not capture, from life are really seductive, the form is nicely undulating, pleasant and very capacious; the centerpiece was produced between 1950 and 1953, by skilled artisans in the area of Vallauris, the "French city of ceramics" in Provence north-east of Cannes, renowned since ancient times for the production of this fascinating material; there were more than 250 production centers, but today very few remain and since the mid-20th century they are dedicated to the manufacture of contemporary ceramics. The word "Rockabilly" is a combination of "rock and roll" and "hillbilly" (a derogatory term used to define the Appalachian mountain people and, in a generic sense, meant country boor); Rockabilly was a musical genre developed in the early 1950s, it was one of the first forms of rock & roll. It was a fusion of bluegrass, country, boogie-woogie, and jazz, originally from the southern United States and was played and sung by artists such as Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and many others. This genre had a huge influence not only in music but in fashion and the lifestyle of young Americans; it didn't take long for this "culture" to spread around the world in an overbearing and rampant way. A lot of production of all kinds in those fabulous 1950s (cars, gifts, jewelry, furniture, accessories, tableware, etc.) was inspired by the Rockabilly style. Our centerpiece with its bright colors and eccentric shape is a characteristic example that can be distinguished in any kind of furniture. Measures: length cm.53, width cm.20, height cm.20.
Place of origin:
American Country & Folk
20H x 53W x 20D
7,87H x 20,87W x 7,87D
Creator / Artist:
Good; Wear consistent with age and use.
International - YES
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