Roger Capron Ceramics

Roger Capron, Assorted decanters and vessels, ca. 1950, Chez Camille (for sale at time of post $4,500)

Roger Capron, Eau de Vie "Water of Life" (Brandy) Decanter with cups, ca 1956, 13.5h x 3.5w in.

Left: Roger Capron, Whisky Decanter / lamp base, 14.5h x 3w in., Chris' Broc (for sale at time of post 300€)
Right: Roger Capron, Whisky Decanter, ca. 1956, 12.5h x 3w in., Chris' Broc (for sale at time of post 200€)

Left: Roger Capron, Cognac Decanter, ca. 1956, 14h x 5w in., MiMo Gallery
Right: Roger Capron, Marc Decanter, ca. 1956, 12.5h x 3w in., MiMo Gallery 

Left: Roger Capron, Mirabelle Decanter, 14.25h x 5.5w in., Chris' Broc (for sale at time of post 200€)
Right: Roger Capron, Gin Decanter, 14.25h x 5.5w in.

Left: Roger Capron, Vin Rose Decanter, 11h x 4.75w in., Chris' Broc (for sale at time of post 230€)
Right: Roger Capron, Fine Decanter, ca. 1960, 14.5h x 3w in., Academia Antiques ($450-550)

Roger Capron, Oil Vessel, 1956, 10h in., MiMo Gallery

Roger Capron, 2 vessels, ca. 1955, 22.5L x 6h & 13h x 5.75w in., LA Modern (sold for $650 in 2009)

Roger Capron, Whisky Jar with 3 mugs and a vase, ca. 1950, Jar 13h, mugs 4.4h, vase 5.8h in.

Left: Roger Capron, Marc Decanter, ca.1950's, 12.5h x 4w in., MiMo Gallery (for sale at time of post $600)
Right: Roger Capron, Martini Decanter, 1956, 14.5h x 3.5w in., MiMo Gallery

Roger Capron, Cognac Decanter, ca.1956, 8h x 6w in., Guéridon (for sale at time of post $550)

Roger Capron, 11 Assort. Pitchers, ca. 1950's, 12.9h x 5.12w in., 1stdibs Paris (for sale at time of post)

Left: Roger Capron, Whiskey Decanter, 1956, 13.5h x 3.5w in., MiMo Gallery (sold for $400 in 2008)
Right: Roger Capron, Gin Decanter, 1956, 14.5h x 3.5w in., MiMo Gallery

Roger Capron, Ouiski Decanter, ca. 1950's, 14.5h x 5w in., Guéridon (for sale at time of post $1,380)

Roger Capron, Pitcher and 6 Mugs, ca. 1950's, Guéridon (for sale at time of post $2,200)

Roger Capron, Vermouth Decanter, ca. 1950's, 14.5h x 5.5w in., Chris' Broc (for sale at time of post 200€)

Roger Capron, Vase, ca. 1950's, 16h x 8.5w in., Judy Frankel Antiques (for sale at time of post $2,195)

Roger Capron, Set of 8 Mugs, 7h x 2.5w in., Guéridon (for sale at time of post $1,450)

Roger Capron, Gin Decanter, ca. 1960's, 14.5h x 5w in., Maison et Toi (for sale at time of post $1,500)

Roger Capron, Cognac Decanter, 13h x 5.5w in., Chris' Broc (for sale at time of post 250€)
Roger Capron, Whisky Decanter, 8h x 5.5w in., Chris' Broc (for sale at time of post 180€)

Roger Capron, Mug; motif matches above decanter.

Roger Capron, Vessel, ca. 1950, 12.8h in., Marked: Capron France B12-GR. 62

Pendant lamp shades, ca. 1950, 12.5h x 4.25w in., Sam Kaufman Gallery (for sale at time of post $1,200 ea.

Roger Capron, painted lamp base, ca. 1960, 14.5h in.

Roger  Capron was born in Vicennes, a suburb of Paris, France on September 4, 1922.  He attended the School of Applied Arts in Paris from 1939 to 1943. In 1946 he moved to Vallauris, a town historically known for ceramics, where he opened a ceramic workshop known as "l'Atelier Callis" with friends Roger Picault and Jean Derval. But it wasn't until 1952, when Capron purchased an abandoned pottery, that his career gained momentum. His "free-form" style of ceramics, characterized by biomorphic shapes and brightly colored hand-painted glazes, became very popular during the 1950's and 60's.  He even created these pieces for Neiman-Marcus, Gimbels and Saks. Capron was also well known for his abstract ceramic wall panels, tiles and coffee tables. After the Vallauris factory was closed in 1982 following an economic crisis, he continued making one-off studio pieces with his wife Jacotte till his death in 2006.

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