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A ceramic centerpiece based on the interplay of polygonal shapes designed by Swiss-born ceramicist Paul Ami Bonifas (1891-1967) around 1930. The gunmetal glaze finish of this piece is typical of the work Bonifas produced between 1922-1940 at his Paris studio Ferney-Voltaire. The finish, a black glaze with glossy iridescence, was a “result of an error”, as noted by Bonifas himself, caused by the dark brown clay bodies of his forms mixing with the black glaze formulation. Thoughtful simplicity of form was paramount to Bonifas’s practice as he believed that all great forms had already been created by ancient civilizations. This piece appears as model number ‘5006’ in the product catalogue of “Les terres lustrées noires de Paul Bonifas” of 1930. Signed at underside.
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