Roger Guerin Bouffioulx
Roger Guerin Bouffioulx Seahorse Stoneware Tile Gres Guerin
A tile from Belgium c.1930 by Roger Guerin Bouffioulx. Marked Gres Guerin Bouffioulx, it shows a fanciful seahorse in a blue lustre glaze trimmed in gold in an Art Nouveau style. Measures 4" square and 3/4" thick and made from a durable stoneware body. This tile has a handy little hanger embedded into the clay body.
From Bonhams: Roger Guérin was Belgian potter from the village of Bouffioulx. He started his own workshop in 1918 with his son Jules Guerin taking over in about 1945. Dating seems to be a problem, generally accepted that incised "R Guerin" marks are earlier with simple Guerin signatures, some impressed, are after c1925. Items marked Gres d'art R. Guerin Bouffioulx are probably about 1930. Roger appears to have exhibited his pots Paris during the 1930's and he was a member of the Socieate des Gres d'art de Bouffioulx.