This beautiful and undulating work of Mid Century design is from Vallauris, France. Artistic ceramics began to emerge from Vallauris from the end of the 19th century and was elevated further by the arrival of Picasso from 1948.
This form of this particular studio ceramics piece is like that of its glass counterpart, the Fazzoletto 'handkerchief' vase. There are four gentle dimples at the waist of the vase which graduates upwards into a broadly rippled and fabric-like upper section. The base glaze is a smooth and glossy deep Cherry Chocolate brown. Overlaid onto the base glaze is a flowing and touch-inviting drip glaze in tones of white, lilac and turquoise - colours like that of a Flourite crystal.
This piece additionally features Kintsugi golden seams following careful repairing and highlighting. The Kintsugi technique is modern and has been applied in a tactile, flowing manner to complement the Fluorite palette.
Excellent. This piece has been carefully repaired using a robust water-resistant and durable resin. There is mild wear on the underside of the dish which has been mentioned for completeness. Please see photographs as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the vase bears the Vallauris' impressed stamp.
Height: c. 7.9" / 20 cm. Rim: c. 7.1" / 18 cm diameter (widest point) x c. 6.7" / 17 cm. Base diameter: c. 3.3" / 8.5 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 1.0 kg / 985 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Please note that this listing is for the Glit ceramic pieces only. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Vallauris Pottery Ceramics have always been part of the Vallauris region, however, artistic ceramics began to emerge from Vallauris from the end of the 19th century notably thanks to the Massier family. Other famous names include Delphin and Jérôme introduced coloured enamels and metallic pigments into their ceramics. The region's reputation was elevated further by the arrival of Picasso from 1948.
Kintsugi is a Japanese philosophy with similarities to the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, which includes ideas surrounding the embracing of the flawed or imperfect. The art of Kintsugi ("golden joinery") is the repairing of broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. The aesthetics of this philosophy values breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.