I've been wanting to share photos of the Hotel Elysées Ceramic, located on Avenue de Wagram just off Etoile in the 17th, for the longest time. But the area is always so congested with traffic that it's hard for an amateur photographer to squeeze off a decent shot. (But then again, take a look at the pictures posted on Peter's Paris. My hat's off to you Peter.)
So I was pretty excited to find another example of gorgeous turn of the century ceramic work on an apartment building on rue Claude Chahu in the Passy neighborhood in the 16th. This is said to be the last work of Emile Muller, a French ceramist whose atelier in Ivry just outside Paris produced tiles and all manner of architectural decorations.