ROGIER VANDEWEGHE 'BIRDS IN FLIGHT' WALL TILE FOR AMPHORA - BELGIUM
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A wall tile depicting three birds in flight on a dark purple ground, designed by Rogier Vandeweghe for the Amphora pottery company of Sint Andries, Belgium.
AMPHORA was established under the name Atelier Rogier Vandeweghe in 1955 in Sint-Andries, a suburb of Bruges, by Vandeweghe and his wife ' to produce ceramics and stained glass. Starting modestly with two employees, namely a glazier and a handyman, the studio grew into a company with a staff of about 20. It was rechristened AMPHORA in 1960. Ceramic production consisted entirely of hand-thrown vessels. AMPHORA's modern forms, experimental firing techniques, and extremely subtle glazes—all developed in-house—rapidly earned it an international reputation.
Participation in major contemporary exhibitions led to numerous awards: second prize at the Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica in Monza, Italy, in 1960; a prize at the Internationale Handwerkmesse in Munich in 1963; the 'Medaglia d'Oro della Presidenza del Senato' at the Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica d'Arte in Faenza in 1964. Such honors led to acquisitions by leading ceramics museums across Europe. In 1975 operations ceased, and the studio faded into obscurity before being rediscovered by collectors of mid-century ceramics.
- 6ʺW × 0.25ʺD × 13.5ʺH
- Original Condition
- Original Condition Unaltered
- Place of Origin
- Item Type
- Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
- Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, Some Imperfections
- Condition Notes
- Excellent Vintage Condition. May Show Slight Signs of Previous Use.