Mid-Century Modern Polish Porcelain Figurine of Afghan Hound by Kazimierz Czuba from Ćmielów, 1960s


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This porcelain figurine of an Afghan Hound dog was designed by Kazimierz Czuba for the Polish Porcelain Factory in Ćmielów during the 1960s. It is a long-haired Afghan hound with a black and white color. It was finished in the overglaze painting technique. On the bottom there is a stamp with the painting number: C-195-1263. The figures from Ćmielów represent the style of the so-called New Look or the Thaw period, characterized by biomorphic lines, asymmetry and abstract patterns.

Kazimierz Czuba (1934-2017) graduated from the State Secondary School of Fine Arts in Zamość. From 1957, he worked at Zakłady Porcelany Ćmielów in Poland as a visual designer. He practiced oil painting, watercolors and painting on porcelain. He was a member of Grupa 10 from 1976. In the 1960s, he obtained a permit from the Ministry of Culture and Art to pursue the profession of a visual artist in the discipline of workshop art (porcelain design). He took part in exhibitions of the Institute of Industrial Design and the International Ceramic Fairs in the field of industrial design.

The Porcelain Factory in Ćmielów belongs to one of the oldest Polish companies. The factory in Ćmielów was established in 1790 by a guild association of potters from Ćmielów and Opatów. It gained great popularity in the mid-19th century. Even after World War II, as a state-owned enterprise, it delighted with its service patterns and figures. The company was privatized in 1997, and after merging with the factory in Chodzież in 2013, it is still very active.

The figurine is in perfect vintage condition.


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