Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas card 2014 Monogram: PBH = Paul Burty Haviland

Reader Tom within 24 hours solved the mystery of the Monogram in my Christmas card. It was designed by Paul Lewis for Paul Burty Haviland (link*) (1880-1950) the son and heir of the french china manufacturer Haviland & Co. in Limoges Charles Edward Haviland and Madeleine Burty. 

He was an early 19th century photographer and close of friend Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), and married to Renée Lalique's daughter Suzanne Lalique (1892-1989), the famous french Art Nouveau Glass designer. 

Suzanne was an artist too and besides a creative artist and painter she created besides her own a marriage between the Haviland Limoges china porcelain and Lalique's artist-icy. Just "dots and open space" but: Beautiful !

All pictures borrowed freely from the internet for friendly, educational and non commercial use only.

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