Guidette Carbonell - Design New York Friday, June 15, 2012 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Charles Moreau, ed. Ensembles Mobiliers, vol 11, 1951, pl. 41
    ‘La Tapisserie-Dans le Decor D’Aujoud’hui’, Décor d’aujourd’hui, no. 38, 1947, p. 22 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    Born in Meudon in 1910, renowned French ceramist Guidette Carbonell studied with Cubist painter André Lhote and continued her training with the Fauvist artist Othon Friesz. After sharing a studio with Josep Llorens Artigas (who later collaborated with Joan Miró on large-scale ceramic murals), Carbonell turned towards clay. Marked by exuberant forms, Carbonell’s work comprises ceramic objects, reliefs, murals, and notably a menagerie of fanciful animals. She exhibited from an early age at the Salon d’Automne and at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. In 1957 she was appointed one of the first Chevaliers des Arts et des Lettres.


Table lamp

ca. 1950
Glazed ceramic, paper shade.
43 in (109.2 cm) high including shade
Base incised with 'g. carbonell'.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $3,750


15 June 2012
New York