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Description

Mithé ESPELT (1923-2020)

Circular mirror

Gilded ceramic with fine gadroons.

About 1948.

Diameter : 21 cm (small chips)


Bibliography :

Antoine Candau, "Mithé Espelt, Le luxe discret du quotidien", Editions Odyssée, 2020, illustrated p. 72.


Mithé Espelt, brought to light by Antoine Candau's monograph, appears as a singular artist, a ceramist of the discreet beauty of the everyday, to use her author's formula.

Born in Lunel and therefore "Pescalune", trained at the Beaux-Arts of Montpellier, then at Fontcarrade, the young artist continued her training in Paris with Nathalie Pol and Line Vautrin. Orphaned at only twenty-two, Mithé Espelt returned to her native town to take care of her little sister and set up her studio. A neighbor of the painter Jean Hugo, himself a close friend of Cocteau and Picasso, the artist renewed the world of ceramics with an impeccable technique and an ever-changing inspiration. With the help of young women whom she trains in her art and affectionately calls "her daughters", the Mithé Espelt workshop explores the world of boxes, mirrors, jewelry and other rarer objects such as thermometers and clocks. It is to one of her "daughters" with golden fingers that we owe the major part of this rare set by the number, the diversity and the quality. These forty years spent in the workshop deliver the plastic testimonies of a prodigious imagination. Her crackled golden enamel transforms these ceramics into Byzantine icons, arousing the admiration of collectors for an artist too modest to sign her work.


We thank Mrs. Marion de Crécy, daughter of the artist, for confirming the authenticity of the works presented.

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Mithé ESPELT (1923-2020) Circular mirror Gilded ceramic with fine gadroons. About 1948. Diameter : 21 cm (small chips) Bibliography : Antoine Candau, "Mithé Espelt, Le luxe discret du quotidien", Editions Odyssée, 2020, illustrated p. 72. Mithé Espelt, brought to light by Antoine Candau's monograph, appears as a singular artist, a ceramist of the discreet beauty of the everyday, to use her author's formula. Born in Lunel and therefore "Pescalune", trained at the Beaux-Arts of Montpellier, then at Fontcarrade, the young artist continued her training in Paris with Nathalie Pol and Line Vautrin. Orphaned at only twenty-two, Mithé Espelt returned to her native town to take care of her little sister and set up her studio. A neighbor of the painter Jean Hugo, himself a close friend of Cocteau and Picasso, the artist renewed the world of ceramics with an impeccable technique and an ever-changing inspiration. With the help of young women whom she trains in her art and affectionately calls "her daughters", the Mithé Espelt workshop explores the world of boxes, mirrors, jewelry and other rarer objects such as thermometers and clocks. It is to one of her "daughters" with golden fingers that we owe the major part of this rare set by the number, the diversity and the quality. These forty years spent in the workshop deliver the plastic testimonies of a prodigious imagination. Her crackled golden enamel transforms these ceramics into Byzantine icons, arousing the admiration of collectors for an artist too modest to sign her work. We thank Mrs. Marion de Crécy, daughter of the artist, for confirming the authenticity of the works presented.

Estimate 300 - 500 EUR

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