Black-painted wooden box with glazed ceramic top with crackled gold and precious blue stone adornments. This eye-catching box is perfect for your vanity.

The box is lined with forest green felt on the bottom, the underside of the ceramic top, as well as the interior to keep all of your most precious belongings safe from scratches.

Born in 1923, Mithé Espelt was a French ceramic artist based in the Camargue region at the gates of Provence. She was renowned for her production of ceramic mirrors of remarkable originality but often mistakenly confused with those of François Lembo. Her grandfather was a close friend of Fréderic Mistral (Nobel Prize in literature, 1904), and for whom the famous wind is named. Mistral introduced Espelt into the upper echelons of both the artistic and intellectual world. She rubbed shoulders with Jean Hugo, Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Christian Bérard and many others. After finishing her studies, she moved to Paris and produced jewelry and ceramic buttons for Line Vautrin. Back in the Camargue, she started a pottery workshop whose clients included Louise de Vilmorin and Jaime Sabartés. She welcomed friends in her house in Séte including François Desnoyer (artist friend of Fernand Léger), Jean Hugo and Pablo Picasso. 

Dimensions: H2.75" x W6.0" x L4.0"

Origin: France

Circa: 1970s