GEORGES BRIARD STONE WARE PITCHER. Highly unique and attractive circa 1960's pitcher with cover. Signature pitcher is fine and without chip.
Georges Briard (May 17, 1917 - July 30, 2005) was an American designer in the 1950's,'60's, and'70's. He is most well known for his signature ware and glassware - everything from cups and plates to gold plated serving dishes. His signature collection was stocked at noted department stores, as Neiman Marcus and Bonwit Teller.
Born Jakub Brojdo in Ekaterinoslav, Poland, he moved to Chicago in 1937 and adopted the name Jascha Brojdo. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago earning his M. While living in Oak Park. He served in the U.Army through World War II as a Russian interpreter. He served on General George S. Patton's staff, being fluent in several tongues. In 1947, he was discharged and began working in New York with Max Wille. Wille came up with the name Georges Briard to mark the pieces Brodjo, being a painter, would use his real name on his art pieces.
Georges Briard would become his signature as a desiger. His notable designs were produced by M. Wille Company, and later as parter with Philip Stetson. In 2004, he was awarded the Frank S. Child Lifetime Achievement Award by The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators, in honor of extraordinary contributions to the glass and ceramic industry.He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bronya (née Marks) and passed in New York City at the age of 88. The item "GEORGES BRIARD Rare Signature Series Modern, Coffee, Tea Pot, Stone Ware Pitcher" is in sale since Friday, May 24, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Vintage, Retro, Mid-Century\1960s". The seller is "mediumisthemessagemedia" and is located in Gladstone, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.