Vintage Mid Century Modern George Briard Gold and Pink Bird on White Glass Tray or Serving Dish . George Briard was born as Jascha Brojdo in the Ukraine in 1917, he moved to Chicago in 1937. He was a noted, award winning designer in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He is most well known for his signature dishware and glassware, pieces produced ranged from cups and plates to gold plated serving dishes.
His glassware collection was stocked at noted department stores, such as Neiman Marcus and Bonwit Teller. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and served in the U.S. Army throughout World War II as a Russian interpreter. In 1947, he was discharged from the Army and started working in New York with Max Wille, whom he had met in art school. Brojdo began painting metal serving trays for sale, and evidently a friend of whom was a fellow art student came up with the name Georges Briard to mark his commercial pieces. Brodjo was also a painter and would use his real name on his art pieces, but Georges Briard became his signature as a designer of these commercial articles.
This is a beautiful piece with a pattern that is not seen very often. It has a gold and pink of a bird or dove holding a small branch in it's mouth. It is signed with the Briard signature and is 14 1/2" long, 8 1/2" across and 1 1/4" deep. It is in overall excellent condition, no chips, the pattern is completely intact, no chips.
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