Boch Frčres Kéramis
Boch Frčres Kéramis was a factory founded by Victor Boch in 1841 in La
Louvičre in Belgium.
The Boch family began to produce pottery from 1767 in Luxembourg. They settled
in Belgium after the separation of Belgium from Luxembourg in 1839, and in 1841,
founded the factory Kéramis in La Louvičre, using the trade name Boch Frčres.
They produced a wide range of earthenware and stoneware, including white-bodied
earthenware for household and table use and pieces in imitation of Delft and
Middle eastern pottery.
In 1906, Boch Frčres hired a new artistic director, Charles Catteau,
and the firm began to produce distinctively decorated artware vases in an ovoid
shape. Catteau introduced decorative influences from Japan, from modern art
(such as cubism), and various African traditional elements. Boch Frčres Kéramis
pottery has become known for the combination of attractive shapes with
innovative mixtures of image and style.
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(last updated August 21, 2013)
||Glazed Deer Vase
||9-10" in height, the glazed deer on the redish brick color was a style done
so well in Boch pottery. This is a rare piece in perfect condition.
Geometric Table Decoration
||Another Deco piece in the strong colors used for these rare pieces. It has a
castle-like shape and is from a small but dramatic group of Art Deco pieces.
||Small Flower Vase
||A sweet, small Boch vase showing such a contrast to the Deco and Geo pieces.
The flowers and butterflies are elegant and this can be shown in any decor
||10" Blue Leaves Vase
||This is a quiet, sophisticated piece, not too bright, but it adds a classic
look to any area.
||A major piece in any Boch collection, this 12"-13" Pelican vase is a
classic. It is vivid in presentation and very impressive to behold.
||Bird Covered Box
||A small special piece with the cover decorated in the popular bird pattern.
This would make a lovely dresser box or candy dish on a coffee table.
brilliantly colored vase in the style of cloisone. The colors are clear,
bright and bold. This is an exciting vase that can brighten up any area.
||Gres Kéramis Vase
classic Gres vase, shown in Kéramis books, quiet and calm in design but
classic and bold at the same time.
||A rare treasure for us and for you: a 10" giraffe vase that has several
images, one standing reaching up and the other bending over, in lovely
color. Condition excellent and desirability very high!
||Circular Croqule Vase
||Another wonderful vase, also in the style of cloissone. The design is
classic, geometric and colorful in an elegant way.
||12" in diameter, this lovely piece is made to hang. Deer pieces are very
popular, and a plaque like this is rarely found.
||12"-13" White Vase with yellow stripes and flowers
||This is an earlier BFK vase, elegant and decorative, in perfect condition
and suitable for any decorative style.
||Gres Kéramis Flying Geese Vase
||This is a rare pattern for a Gres piece, heavy and solid with grey and blue
birds and coloring, almost ominous in appearance, but very impressive and
desirable for Gres collectors.
||Gres Kéramis Vase
||Another Gres piece, very heavy, in perfect condition. The bright blue birds
stand out against the grey background. At least 10"-12". Both Gres pieces
are rare and hard to find.
||Boch Circles Vase
||A favorite Boch pattern in a 10" vase. This is a classic with all the design
elements that have made BFK so popular.
||This is a rare
pattern with black birds and
blue faces. They make this a wonderful design, charming and unusual.