- Pattern: The Birthday (aka Anniversary), (Discontinued)
- Made in Taiwan
- Not Vintage: Exact date of release unknown circa 2000's
- Details: This mug is from the Chaleur Master Romantics Collection and features a famous painting by Marc Chagall titled The Birthday. The collection contains several different paintings and mugs are still being added today, so if you're a collector of this series, your collection can continue to grow. This mug has very few colors, primarily black, white, green and red which was the preferred palette for the new century, the new language of Russian modernism. It has the artist's name on the side, towards the handle. The handle is also decorated. The mug has a high gloss glaze and it is stamped on the bottom as follows: "Chaleur Master Romantics, D. Burrows (and the copyright logo). All Rights Reserved, Made in Taiwan and in the center there's a small representation of Picasso's "Bouquet of Peace"". This mug makes a great gift for the art lover, art collector, your favorite art teacher, a Chagall fan, for a host/hostess. A great addition to your bar or as kitchen decor.
- Material: Ceramic
- Dimensions: 4.0 inches Tall, 3 1/8 inches Diameter at the mouth opening, and approx 5.0 inches Wide including the handle.
- Condition: Used. Excellent Condition. There are no cracks, chips or scratches on this mug. Please remember these are USED items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
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Marc Chagall painted The Birthday (aka Anniversary), in 1915. The setting is the interior of a Russian house and a man and woman floating across the room. The woman in the painting is actually Chagalls’ beloved first wife Bella Rosenfeld. She is dressed in a simple black dress and holding a bouquet of flowers. Chagall is floating above her, kissing her with his head bent and twisted. The original painting is in the permanent collection of MoMA The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Marc Zakharovich Chagall was born on July 6th, 1887. He was a Russian-French artist and early modernist and considered to be "the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists" according to historian Michael J. Lewis. He studied in St Petersburg, later in Paris becoming well known around the age of 30. He had been living in France but during the German occupation of France, in the late 30's early 40's, he had to escape to the U.S. to avoid persecution. He lived in New York from 1941 to 1948 where his beloved Bella died suddenly due to a virus infection in 1944. Chagall was eventually able to return to Paris and remained there until his death on March 28, 1985. He had worked in a variety of media throughout his life like stained glass, book illustrations, tapestries, ceramics, etc, but is most renowned for his paintings. Some of his most famous paintings include: I and the Village (1911) Homage to Apollinaire (1912), The Fiddler (1913), The Birthday (1915), The Promenade (1918), Circus Horse (1964), La Mariee, English-The Bride (1950)