editions

ROYAL BOCH 2007 / 2008

Patrick Villas did 2 series for Belgian earthenware factory Royal Boch, a company that for more than 170 years, has been synonymous with superior craftsmanship known worldwide.

The first one was in 2007, a series of 5 pieces in a limited edition:

The 2007 series comprises :

  • Royal Panther, 64 x 42 cm, series of 12 pieces + 2 EA + 1 prototype + 1 HC  in ivory ceramic, handmade, signed ‘Villas’, numbered 1/12, stamped with ‘Royal Boch’ logo.
  • Royal Panther Head, 26 x 28 cm, series of 12 pieces + 2 EA + 1 prototype + 1 HC  in ivory ceramic, handmade, signed ‘Villas’, numbered 1/12, stamped with ‘Royal Boch’ logo.
  • Royal Pigeon, 64 x 20 cm, series of 12 pieces + 2 EA + 1 prototype + 1 HC  in ivory ceramic, handmade, signed ‘Villas’, numbered 1/12, stamped with ‘Royal Boch’ logo.
  • Royal Cat, 12 x 8 cm, series of 14 pieces + 2 EA + 1 prototype + 1 HC in ivory ceramic, handmade, signed ‘Villas’, numbered 1/14, stamped with ‘Royal Boch’ logo.
  • Royal Wing, 80 x 37 cm, series of 12 pieces + 2 EA + 1 prototype + 1 HC  in ivory ceramic, handmade, signed ‘Villas’, numbered 1/12, stamped with ‘Royal Boch’ logo.

All the pieces of this series are sold out.

 


 

The 2008 series comprises :

  • Royal Bust I, h 39 cm, artist series of 50 pieces in ivory ceramic, handmade, signed ‘Villas’, numbered 1/50, stamped with ‘Royal Boch’ logo.
  • Royal Bust II, h 45 cm, artist series of 50 pieces in ivory ceramic, handmade, signed ‘Villas’, numbered 1/50, stamped with ‘Royal Boch’ logo.
  • Royal Bust III, h 42 cm, artist series of 50 pieces in ivory ceramic, handmade, signed ‘Villas’, numbered 1/50, stamped with ‘Royal Boch’ logo.
3 busts for Royal Boch 2007
Royal Busts II-I-III h.39-45cm ceramic 1/50 © 2008

Originally, a series of 1700 pieces of each of the 3 Royal Bust was ordered, 3 glazing options for each piece : ivory (limited edition of 600 pieces), craqueled ivory (limited edition of 600 pieces) and bronze (limited edition of 500 pieces). Due to financial problems in the Royal Boch factory anno 2008, only a part of this edition was finished and commercialized. As a result, you may encounter unnumbered and unsigned pieces of this series. Only the numbered and signed pieces are authenticated by the artist.

In this series, Royal Bust I has had 375 numbered pieces in the original series and 50 numbered and signed pieces in the artist edition (ivory glazing only). 125 pieces were signed and numbered 1-125/600 (ivory), 1-125/500 (bronze) and 1-125/600 (craqueled ivory).

Royal Bust II has had 290 numbered pieces in the original series and 50 numbered and signed pieces in the artist edition (ivory glazing only). 70 pieces were signed and numbered 1-70/600 (ivory), 110 pieces 1-110/500 (bronze) and 110 pieces 1-110/600 (craqueled ivory).

Royal Bust III has had 282 numbered pieces in the original series and 50 numbered and signed pieces in the artist edition (ivory glazing only). 106 pieces were signed and numbered 1-106/600 (ivory), 106 pieces 1-106/500 (bronze) and 70 pieces 1-70/600 (craqueled ivory).