A tireless potter, a discoverer of technical
solutions, a reviver of forgotten recipes, Émile DECOEUR has left an
extraordinary work of a superb quality. The floral decor, influenced by Art
Nouveau, will get more and more simple until around 1915, become delicate
friezes, simple lines or fine dots from 1927 and eventually blend the decoration
with the shape to reach the main goal : the achievement of pure ceramic material.
He made his first chinawares shortly before 1910. He took part many times in the
Parisian Salons and between 1939 and 1942 he was an artistic counsellor at the
Manufacture of Sèvres.