A real find for a true collector or porcelain enthusiast! This item is of collectors' interest! It is a liquor bottle, pitcher, decanter, or figurine (whichever one prefers) called "Seasoned Guardsman," ROBJ, ART DECO FRANCE, dating back to the late 1920s.
From the most popular collection of liquor bottles created in 1928 by the ROBJ design house in Paris, France. The bottle is shaped like a person (in this case, a brave general) with a cork in the form of a uniform headgear. This original piece combines the style of the Art Deco era, the charm, and humor inherent in all ROBJ products.
The ROBJ design house was founded in 1908 by Jean Born. The name itself is an anagram of his name. In 1922, after Born's death, Lucien Willmetz, one of the main shareholders, took over the company and achieved significant success. They were closely associated with the style and trends of the time and were prominent representatives of Art Deco and Cubism. From 1927 to 1931, ROBJ sponsored and held a competition to find young talented artists and designers, named "ART TRINKETS IN CERAMICS." In 1928, they created their super collection of liquor bottles. In 1927, one of the critics called ROBJ products an integral part of the Modern Era and compared their value to 18th-century Sevres porcelain.
ROBJ was not a manufacturing company but rather a design house, outsourcing the production of their items to leading European manufacturers such as Sevres, Villeroy et Boch, Limoges, and Bologne-sur-Seine.
The dimensions of the decanter are: height - 27 cm; base diameter - 7.5 cm; volume - 650 ml. It looks very impressive and creates a unique atmosphere. It perfectly fits into any interior and always attracts the attention of others. It is in excellent condition without defects, cracks, or restoration. This would make a wonderful gift or a worthy addition to any collection!