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Mid-century modern, Polish Modernism, Minimalism
The porcelain figurine of a bull was designed in 1962 by Wincenty Potacki. The bull symbolizes matter, reason, power and peace. On the stock exchange it is a symbol of a bull. Available in several versions of decoration and in an additional, exclusive wooden box. Nowadays produced by AS Ćmielów, it was handmade from the highest quality porcelain and then decorated with ceramic paints by painters. The product has special protection in the form of glazed and glazed signs. Products manufactured in the Ćmielów factory have, among others, the factory logo underneath. A certificate of authenticity is attached to the figurine, which contains information about manual production and decoration, as well as information about the product (surname, first and last name of the designer, year of production). In the case of figurines, a unique product number is additionally entered into the certificate (assigned in accordance with the company's marking systems).
Designs of the first figures were created in the Institute of Industrial Design around 1955. A group of designers, including Henryk Jędrasiak, Lubomir Tomaszewski, Hanna Orthwein and Mieczysław Naruszewicz, was to design intimate ceramic sculptures to decorate a modern interior. In total, about one hundred models were created, which present mainly animals, less often people.
Wincenty Potacki born 1904 in Warsaw, graduate of the Municipal School of Decorative Arts and Painting in Warsaw. In the pre-war period (1935-39) he worked in the porcelain factory in Ćmielów and in its flimsy factory in Chodzież (1939). In the years 1947-1949 he was associated with the Porcelain Factory "Wałbrzych", then in the years 1949-1950 with the Jaworzyńska "Karolina". Between 1950 and 1955 he worked as a teacher at the Ceramic Technical School in Bolków. From 1955 in Ćmielów, where he worked until his retirement in 1991. Author of several dozen service patterns, including the "Feston" cut, produced until today. The most popular models designed by Potacki in the 1960s include services for Krokus and Goplana coffee. In the 1970s, he prepared a reconstruction of the historical "Rococo-Sèvres" service based on the objects preserved in the museum collection. At that time, he also designed the Romantica and Pompadur services, referring with relief decorations and paintings to the Rococo style. The designs designed by Potacki were repeatedly awarded at trade fairs, among others in the "Ładne - Dobre - Poszukiwane" competition of the National Fair in Poznań.
Item ID 510343
Figurka Byk to piękna, syntetyczna i uproszczona forma sylwetki, w której można dostrzec chęć przedstawienia charakterystycznych cech zwierzęcia. Mimo, że zaprojektowana pół wieku temu, wciąż zachwyca i wpisuje się w nowoczesne wnętrza.
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