A shortage of time means that people look less at things and therefore also pay less attention to aesthetics. And in this disposable society I can only say that I think that's a shame. In any case, I have taken the time to create a still life with a beautiful ceramic fruit bowl in the lead. A fruit bowl signed TMelens. This signature stands for Theo Melens from Mechelen who in 1956 made utensils and bowls for Coop in Mechelen. The scale that we offer is original from that period. It is in perfect condition and has a beautiful glaze that can be compared to the peel of a pomegranate. It is also a great collector's item if you are a collector of Belgian modern design from the 20th century.Biography Theo Melens: born in Diest in 1930, studied ceramics at the higher institute for Architecture and decorative arts at Chamber in Brussels with Pierre Caille. He later took lessons in Antwerp with Olivier Strebelle together with his friend Jan Van De Kerckhoven and also shared with him a studio in Mortsel where he made this fruit bowl by the way. In 1957 he was commissioned by furniture manufacturer Belform in Mechelen to tile 25 ceramic panels that served as sliding doors in these cabinets, Melens received 2000 Belgian francs per panel. Theo Melens also exhibited his works in various pavilions at Expo 58 in Brussels. Theo Melens was known at the time for its glazes and details.