Vintage 1940s Quebec Pottery Nautical Mugs Marcel Choquette for Faiencerie dArt Marine Series


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This is a set of four pottery mugs (chope in French) made in 1945 by Quebec artist, ceramicist and sculptor Marcel Choquette for La Faiencerie dArt of Montreal. Marcel Choquette (1913-1971) is well known for his bronze sculpture of hockey legend Maurice Richard as well as Quebec politicians Maurice Duplessis and Paul Sauv, but also created a number of ceramic pieces. These mugs are four of a set of six featuring a nautical theme, known in French as the series Marine. Each handle is made in a nautical shape - buoy or life-saver, a sailboat, an anchor and a seagull. The undersides are difficult to make out, but should read La Faiencerie dArt Choquette) Each mug measures 4 1/4 in height and weighs about 12.4 oz, All in very good condition except for shallow chips to the side of the base on the anchor and seagull mugs (see two last close-up photos) and to on the underside base of the buoy mug, very minor (see photo). These are very nice display pieces by a noted Quebec ceramicist - great additions to a Quebec pottery collection!