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MODERNIST VASE - VALLAURIS, FRANCE

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Hornet's likes9 of 19I have a beautiful old oil lamp shade that I can't find any information on, can someone identify it.  8" tall EPNS ARTS & CRAFTS PHOTO FRAME
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    Posted 9 years ago

    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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    Comments

    1. Budek Budek, 9 years ago
      I love the Volcanic/living Barnacle look about it,....off-beat and beautiful.
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 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, 9 years ago
      Oooh la la, my friend! All that dancing, it's a party for sure:)
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks PhilDavidAlexanderMorris!

      I loved the Oooh-la-la, Bellin!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      It's modern Bulova! I did not think it would be noticed.
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Amy and austro too!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks inky!
    8. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 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, 9 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, 9 years ago
      Many thanks miKKo, Hornet & Hedge!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Marty!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks birdie!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks ho2culture!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks MSL!
    15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      stunning:)
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN!
    17. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      your very welcome Kevin:)
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks ALDO78!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT 'n HO2CULTURE!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks FRAN!
    22. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Great Piece!!!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
    24. Artistinside Artistinside, 7 years ago
      V,
      This may help to solve...
      https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/vases/vallauris-studio-fat-lava-studio-pottery-vase-france-circa-1960s/id-f_974356/

      Beautiful piece, Kirk
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks KIRK & MANIKIN!!!!!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks GARY!!!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks GEO26E !!!!!
    28. BigTex BigTex, 7 years ago
      very cool
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks BIGTEX !!!!!!
    30. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Love it -- It is FUNKY !!
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE !!!!!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN !!!!!
    33. EZa EZa, 7 years ago
      I love that fat lava look and the whimsical shape (and color!). We have the same candle holders - from grandma:)
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks EZa !!!!!!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks AURA !!!!
    36. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      i just noticed what a nice display on your credenza vetraio! very nice balance, harmony and assymetry!
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks mate ... It's changed a bit since then ... just two of those are there today but it changes daily ...
    38. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      artistic evolution!
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks JENNYN & ANTIQUEROSE too !!!! !!!!
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks TONINO, EZA, MYFAVORITETREASURES, BALLISTICMELISSA & MIDNIGHT too !!!!!!!!
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Thanks yet again THOMAS !!!!
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks FREIHEIT & RADEGRUNDER !!! !!!! !!!
    43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Thanks again VALENTINO & ANTIQUEROSE too !!! !!!! !!!
    44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks EZA !!! !!!! !!!
    45. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks RNIEDERMAN !!! !!!! !!!
    46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !!! !!!! !!!

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