Figure

1930-1935 (made)

Soudbinine, Séraphin

C.138-2014 CER

Figure of a mermaid, stoneware, hand-built, with blue and mottled brown glazes, made by Séraphin Soudbinine, Paris, France, 1930-5

Figure of a mermaid, stoneware, hand-built, with blue and mottled brown glazes.

This object is part of a collection of early 20th century French studio ceramics bequeathed to the Museum by Mme. Renée Collinson (1915-2001). The collection was assembled by her father, Charles Sydney Collinson between 1930 and 1940. He was an official in the Visa section of the British Embassy in Brussels from about 1910, and a friend of two of the artists who produced the ceramics, Paul Beyer (1873-1945) and Séraphin Soudbinine (1870-1944). He was English with a French wife and they retired to France although Mme. Collinson was brought up in France and Belgium. This object was exhibited in Séraphin Soudbinine's solo exhibition at the Louvre des Antiquaires from 12 October to 12 November 1993.

Bequeathed by Mme. Renée Collinson

Location: Studio Ceramics, room 142, case 8, shelf 2

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