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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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Vallauris is a town in the south of France on the French Riviera. It has long been known for the manufacture of pottery. In the 1930's Jean Gerbino, Suzanne Douly and her husband Georges Ramie and Andre Baud - all experienced potters, set up potteries in the town. In 1948 Pablo Picasso arrived and the town became a magnet for both artists and celebrities. The 1950's saw a period of major creativity in the town and the expansion of numerous studio potteries all bearing the male of Vallauris. There are still nearly 70 potters currently active in the area.
I know this will not be everyone's "cuppa-tea".
There are many now who take this seriously rather than just another form of 'kitsch'.
I do not know who did this vase for sure. A couple of names come to mind but it has just an inscribed signature "Vallauris". I've seen this vase with a sticker saying: Céramique D'Art, Vallauris. There are two tone versions in a variety of colour tones. In France this type of glaze is called "écume de mer" or sea foam. More recently we are talking about "lava glazes" especially when referring to German pottery of the modernist period.

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  1. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    I love the Volcanic/living Barnacle look about it,....off-beat and beautiful.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks to the two B's: Budek & Bellin!
    I put in a photo of how it works with the Goldscheider "Adagio" and those amazing 'lilies' that Amber gifted.
  3. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Oooh la la, my friend! All that dancing, it's a party for sure:)
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks PhilDavidAlexanderMorris!

    I loved the Oooh-la-la, Bellin!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    It's modern Bulova! I did not think it would be noticed.
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Amy and austro too!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks inky!
  8. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    This really does look like you found this while searching an ancient wreck. Perfect for the shed!
    Sean I think you are the Stinker Queen ; )
  9. Hornet Hornet, 2 years ago
    Ciao Vetraio . i like very much Vallauris Town/Céramiques . Is a Mazing place little inside of the French Coast . very beautiful . Most Famous is a Fish with Light inside http://cgi.ebay.fr/GRANDE-LAMPE-VEILLEUSE-POISSON-1950-70-EN-CERAMIQUE-VALLAURIS--/390399991788?pt=FR_JG_C%C3%A9ramiques_C%C3%A9ramiques&hash=item5ae5a71fec (from Vallauris) Always Beauty object . My Compliments !
    Albert
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks miKKo, Hornet & Hedge!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Marty!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks birdie!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks ho2culture!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks MSL!
  15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 months ago
    stunning:)
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks SEAN!
  17. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 months ago
    your very welcome Kevin:)
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks ALDO78!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT 'n HO2CULTURE!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Many thanks FRAN!
  22. antiquerose antiquerose, 19 days ago
    Great Piece!!!
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 19 days ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!

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