About the artist

Charles Catteau was a French Art Déco industrial designer. He was born at Douai was trained at the National Ceramics School in Sèvres where he also followed a training course at the National Porcelain Factory. In 1906 he started to work for Boch Frères Keramis, a Belgian earthenware factory. He became a member of Anna Boch’s Kring Der Vrienden Der Schone Kunsten (Circle of Friends of The Fine Arts). In 1907 he was appointed head of the Decoration Department and Workshop of Imaginative Design where he remained until 1948. In 1925 he won the gold medal of the Paris Exhibition of Decorative and Industrial Arts.