Friday, August 31, 2018

Vintage earthenware Port Bottle Vase from Priddoes of Paignton






Port Bottle Vase from Priddoes of Paignton England

Peter Priddoe opened Priddoes Studio Pottery in Paignton during 1954. His wife, Mary, and his sister June Grose, became the decorators.
The pottery ran until 1964. Tragically he drowned in 1971.

He produced many "booze" bottles - this one has written on it 'Port'. It is typical of the colourful Priddoe style that became very popular at the time.

Surprisingly, the original cork stopper is still intact, and the bottle itself is in excellent condition - no scratches, chips, or cracks.

His stamp can be seen on the base, although in this case it is not very legible. However, it says:

PRIDDOES
STUDIO POTTERY
PAIGNTON

Price: 30€ plus shipping

I will consider serious offers.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Antique Belgium Faiencerie de Thulin 'Airain' Vase 1930's





The factory Faiencerie de THULIN was founded in 1887 and closed in 1973.

The design named 'Airain' was in production circa 1930. Each piece was created in the geometric styling of Art-Deco. The colouring and style of this elegant vase is typical of the 'Airain' range.

Green copper oxide drip glaze on black iron oxide glaze.

It has the following markings at the base:

Stamped 'MADE IN BELGIUM'
Embossed 'BELGIUM' and the specific design number '82'

Height 31cm
Width 10cm

It is in excellent condition - no cracks, scratches, or chips.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Small contemporary Dish with volcanic glaze by Marius Bessone Vallauris






Small contemporary Dish with volcanic glaze by Marius Bessone Vallauris

Marius Bessone was born in Vallauris in 1929. 

By 1954 he and his wife, Huguette, opened their own studio in Vallauris. Huguette took the roll of decorator of his ceramic pieces.

Bessone ceramics are totally unique, with volcanic glazes beneath abstract designs. The pieces themselves are very different in shape and design to any other works. That is why they have become so collectible.

This small dish with handle is typical of his style and work. It is unsigned but is definitely one of his individual pieces of pottery.

Height: 6cm Length: 12cm Width: 8.5cm

This is in very good condition apart from a chip near the base, which is not easily seen. Otherwise the are no other chips, no cracks and no scratches.

Price: 40€ plus shipping

I will consider any serious offers

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Petit plat contemporain avec glaçure volcanique par Marius Bessone Vallauris

Marius Bessone est né à Vallauris en 1929.

En 1954, lui et sa femme, Huguette, ouvrent leur propre studio à Vallauris. Huguette a pris le rouleau de décorateur de ses pièces en céramique.

Les céramiques de Bessone sont totalement uniques, avec des glaçures volcaniques sous des dessins abstraits. Les pièces elles-mêmes ont une forme et un design très différents de ceux des autres œuvres. C'est pourquoi ils sont devenus si collectables.

Ce petit plat à poignée est typique de son style et de son travail. Il est non signé mais est certainement l'une de ses pièces de poterie individuelles.

Hauteur: 6cm longueur: 12cm largeur: 8.5cm

Ceci est en très bon état, sauf une puce près de la base, ce qui est difficile à voir. Sinon, il n'y a pas d'autres puces, pas de fissures et pas de rayures.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Vintage tin glazed Mazagran by Roger Capron





Vintage tin glazed Mazagran by Roger Capron 1922-2006

In 1946 Roger Capron, Robert Picault and Jean Derval founded L'Atelier Callis in Vallauris. It was here that Picault and Picasso were exchanging information, so it is no surprise to see some Picasso type influences in the ceramic and sculptural pieces.

In 1952 Capron opened a small ceramic factory with 15 employees. Here he established a considerable international reputation with his contemporary 'one-off' pieces.

By 1980 the factory had grown to 150 employees, but only continued until it closed in 1982.
Then in 1983 he created The Atelier Capron.

He died in 2006.

It is likely that this mazagran (a ceramic goblet especially made for coffee) was produced and painted by Capron between 1952 and 1982. The flowing painting style indicates a confident hand revealing a greater expression

There is some crazing to the outside, otherwise this is in excellent condition - no scratches, chips, or cracks.

65€ plus shipping

All serious offers will be considered.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Vintage Ceramics Atelier Cazalas Basque - Paule Douau influence






In 1922 the Cazalas workshop began ceramic production by Laurent and Edmond, the sons of Marie Cazalas.

The small workshop nestled in Pouzac, Pyrenean peidmont, close to Bagnères-de-Bigorre, where kaolin was discovered on the Cazalas property. So experiments of kaolin and local white clay were begun by her sons Laurent and Edmond, which then evolved into a fully equipped ceramic workshop.

Before World War ll, the workshop comprised of up to a dozen employees: a modeler, two casters, two retouchers, one enameller and a number of decorators - the most remarkable creations of Cazalas being by Paule Douau (1903-1977), a fine figurative artist from Bordeaux.

Douau ensured the uniqueness of Cazalas pottery by introducing two specific techniques. First by painting with only light and dark browns, and light and dark greys on the kaolin/white clay mix. Secondly, he captured the 'paysant' look by his beautiful renderings of the old and young, of men an women ... and of the Basque countryside.

By 1954 the workshop had ceased.

I believe this example has come from that pre-war period, probably created by one of the decorators under the guidance of Douau himself. The piece only has the 'CAZALAS' mark, and no decorators signature, but this does not reduce the artistic value of this portrait - so very well observed!

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En 1922, l'atelier de Cazalas commence à produire de la céramique avec Laurent et Edmond, les fils de Marie Cazalas.

Le petit atelier niché à Pouzac, peidmont pyrénéen, près de Bagnères-de-Bigorre, où le kaolin a été découvert sur la propriété Cazalas. Des expériences de kaolin et d'argile blanche locale ont été initiées par ses fils Laurent et Edmond, qui ont ensuite évolué pour devenir un atelier de céramique entièrement équipé.

Avant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, l’atelier comptait jusqu’à une dizaine d’employés: un modéliste, deux fondeurs, deux retoucheurs, un émailleur et plusieurs décorateurs - les créations les plus remarquables de Cazalas étant de Paule Douau (1903-1977), une bel artiste figuratif bordelais.

Douau a assuré l'unicité de la poterie de Cazalas en introduisant deux techniques spécifiques. D'abord en peignant uniquement avec des bruns clairs et foncés et des gris clairs et foncés sur le mélange kaolin / argile blanche. Deuxièmement, il a capté le regard de «paysant» par ses beaux rendus des vieux et des jeunes, des hommes et des femmes… et de la campagne basque.

En 1954, l'atelier avait cessé.

Je crois que cet exemple est venu de cette période d'avant-guerre, probablement créée par l'un des décorateurs sous la direction de Douau lui-même. La pièce n'a que la marque 'CAZALAS' et aucune signature de décorateur, mais cela ne réduit pas la valeur artistique de ce portrait - très bien observé!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Contemporary Stoneware Ovoid Vase - Robert Deblander interest





Fine contemporary ceramic French pottery mid-century.

Ovoid vase with a small flattened neck in gray and blue enamelled stoneware. Signed on the PG base.

This is in the style of Robert Deblander, and is also typical of the Asian influence of the production of ovoid vases with tiny necks.

Height 11cm
Diameter 10cm

In excellent condition - no scratches, cracks or chips.

Price: 75€

I will consider all serious offers.


Friday, August 24, 2018

Adnan Korukçu Two Anthropomorphic Face Mugs





Adnan Korukçu, award winning master ceramicist, originates from Turkey but lives and works in Presse, Pay-de-la Loire, France.

These two mugs are typical of his unique approach and conceptual style, and they are are truly unrepeatable ... plus they are fast becoming collectables - so grab them now whilst they are available.

Both are in excellent condition - no cracks, chips, or scratches.

Height 10cm

Price/ 25€ each

... but buy the two and save 25%!!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Les Yvelines Pottery - Art Deco red, green, and yellow glaze Vase








Art Deco Ox Blood mottled green and yellow glaze Les Yvelines Vase Louis Franchet interest

A surpurb example of early 1900's French Art-Deco studio pottery.

Les Yvelines is the next Department (78) east of Paris.

The ox blood with mottled green and yellow glaze is unforgettable, and so is the elegant Art-Deco style.

Another similar ceramic piece has been observed as being by the hand of Louis Franchet (1869-1940). However, although his distinctive stamp is not visible here, I have photographed an enhanced image of the base, and there does seem to be something else written by hand there - unfortunately I cannot read it. I can send the enhanced photo if requested.

The only other possible connection is that in 1907 Franchet moved to Asnieres-sur-Seine which is only a few kilometres east of Les Yvelines department.

Height 20cm
Width (including handles) 15cm
Base diameter 7.5cm

It is in excellent condition with no cracks, scratches, or chips.

Price: 95€ 
including worldwide shipping.

I will consider any serious offers.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Water Pitcher Faience Nevers France 18th Century








This water pitcher, made at one of the Nevers faience factories in France, was produced some time during the eighteenth century, in the reign of King Louis XV.

Nevers first began to develop this unique type of earthenware when the Duke of Nevers, Louis Gonzague, brought craftsmen from Italy to his residence - the château du Marais in Gimouille in 1565. From that date Nevers eventually became the capital of French Faience. 

By 1743 there were eleven factories in production, but by 1797 there were only six (due to competition from abroad). Apparently there are still two in existence today.

During this creative period there were a number of styles of work which have been divided into the following:

1640-1789: Franco-Nivernais style
1700-1789: Rouen manufactory style
1730-1789: Moustiers (fr) style
1770-1789: Meissen style
1789: Decadence

Early in the period the Italian artisanal influence of patterns and rural scenes became popular (along with influences from Flemish, Persian, and Chinese craftworks) until the revolution, with the 'patiotic' style depicting scenes of the revolution itself.

This particular piece has been taken through the 'low fire' (earthenware) method, which means that it will have been fired a number of times to reveal the many oxide colours. It also bears the patterns probably inspired by both local rural scenes, and the Persian attitudes towards pattern making.

Unfortunately, this pitcher is in a delicate condition, having been badly repaired at some point in its existance. Also, there are parts (including the spout) which are missing fragments. However, the overall shape and style can clearly be seen and appreciated.

Apart from the pattern, style and shape, this is unmarked except for a paper label that has written on it the following information:

Pichet 18eme
Nevers
Ebréchures
au pied

I believe this belongs in a museum, but perhaps a collector or someone who has a passion for restoration might like to take custody of this remarkable earthenware pitcher.

Therefore, I will consider any serious offers. Please note that this should be collected by hand rather than risking sending it through the post.

Ce pichet d'eau, fabriqué dans l'une des faïenceries de Nevers en France, a été produit au XVIIIe siècle, sous le règne du roi Louis XV.

Lorsque le duc de Nevers, Louis Gonzague, amena des artisans d’Italie dans sa demeure, le château du Marais à Gimouille en 1565, Nevers commença à développer ce type unique de faïence.

En 1743, il y avait onze usines en production, mais en 1797, il n'y en avait plus que six (en raison de la concurrence étrangère). Apparemment, il en existe encore deux aujourd'hui.

Au cours de cette période créative, plusieurs styles de travail ont été divisés comme suit:

1640-1789: style franco-nivernais
1700-1789: style manufacture rouennaise
1730-1789: style Moustiers (fr)
1770-1789: style Meissen
1789: décadence

Au début de la période, l'influence artisanale italienne des motifs et des scènes rurales devint populaire (avec des influences de l'artisanat flamand, persan et chinois) jusqu'à la révolution, le style «patiotique» dépeignant les scènes de la révolution elle-même.

Cette pièce particulière a été prise au moyen de la méthode du «feu doux» (terre cuite), ce qui signifie qu’elle aura été tirée plusieurs fois pour révéler les nombreuses couleurs d’oxyde. Il porte également les motifs probablement inspirés à la fois par les scènes rurales locales et les attitudes persanes à l’égard de la fabrication de motifs.

Malheureusement, ce lanceur est dans un état délicat, ayant été mal réparé à un moment donné de son existence. En outre, il y a des parties (y compris le bec) qui manquent de fragments. Cependant, la forme générale et le style peuvent clairement être vus et appréciés.

Mis à part le motif, le style et la forme, ceci n’est pas marqué sauf pour une étiquette en papier sur laquelle sont inscrites les informations suivantes:

Pichet 18eme
Nevers
Ebréchures
au pied

Je crois que cela appartient à un musée, mais peut-être qu'un collectionneur ou quelqu'un qui a une passion pour la restauration aimerait prendre la garde de ce remarquable pichet en terre cuite.

Par conséquent, je considérerai toutes les offres sérieuses. S'il vous plaît noter que cela devrait être collecté à la main plutôt que de risquer de l'envoyer par la poste.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Denbac Water Pitcher circa 1930






This art-nouveau style water pitcher was made at Denbac between 1921 and 1935 at the pottery.

Denbac was started by René Denert, an artist and ceramist who began making pottery in 1908. In 1921 he partnered with René-Louis Balichon, and using a play on their names came up with the unique name.

Local grey clay was used along with a flame pattern of glazes known as “gres flamme” and distinctive crystalline glazes. These complex colour mixes and glazes, plus the many different hand pressed molded work became the hall-mark of Denbac.

Unfortunately, by the end of World War 2 and the death of both partners, the Pottery finally closed down in 1952.

This particular piece, with its muted tones of sage green and grey, utilises the manual technique of hand pressing around the neck ... specifically the French national emblem - the Cockerel.

It is clearly stamped underneath 'Denbac' and the style number '68'.

Considering that this pitcher is about one hundred years old, it is in surprisingly excellent condition, with no scratches, chips, or cracks.

Height: 140mm
Length (including handle and spout): 185mm
Width: 130mm

Price: 75€
(excluding postage - let me know the destination, then I will email you the total price) 

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This will be protected with bubble wrap and double corrugated cardboard.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Aegean Large Poole Pottery Vase by Allen White





This large Poole vase has been thrown and turned with extreme precision, and seeing as it bears the mark AW, it must undoubtedly be by the hand of the master potter Allen White.

Everything about it has been professionally executed and finished. And the Aegean pattern has been painstakenly rendered. It is simply an elegant and totally unique piece.

Apart from the AW for Allen White the base marks include 'AEGEAN' for the design name; '84' for the design number; and of course the 'POOLE ENGLAND' impressed stamp.

Although I have seen a few other pieces of Aegean, I have not come across this shape. What is even more enigmatic is that all the vases that I have seen that are shape number 84 are not this shape! Am I missing something here?

Height: 235mm
Widest Diameter: 140mm

It is in excellent condition - no scratches, cracks, or chips.

Price: 175€ (excluding postal costs)

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Should you be interested in obtaining this, then please tell me the destination and I will then email you the total cost.

Robert Picault Large patterned Tankard





Robert Picault (1919-2000) trained at the Ecole des Arts Appliqués in Paris, specialising in thrown pottery. 

He moved to Vallauris and worked with Roger Capron. Eventually they set up Atelier Callis there in 1946.

The pottery was in the Chemin du Fournas, where, one of Picault's neighbours - Pablo Picasso, also resided.

During their professional relationship Picasso learnt the skill of painting oxide glazes on ceramics. In the meantime Picault, being a competent photographer and cinematographer, made a series of short films with Picasso and leading show-business personalities of the fifties.

This is a fine example of his confident pattern making, seen here on a large tankard. Not many large tankards can be found. His typical oxide glazes can be seen here - copper green, iron brown, and tin white. He has signed it with his initials RP.

In excellent condition - no chips, cracks, or scratches. Some crazing, made during production, of the brown iron oxide can be seen on the top of the handle.

Height 105mm
Width (excluding handle) 95mm

Price: 25€ (excluding postage)

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This will be securely protected by bubble wrap and double corrugated cardboard.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Strehla Keramik Vase 1960's with Volcanic or Lava glaze





This molded vase was made at Strehla Veb, Dresden, East Germany sometime in the 1960's.

Strahla began producing pottery in 1828 until it closed in 1989. 

This particular style includes a type of volcanic or lava slip glaze.

It has an obscured white stamp on the base, but is easily recognisable by the shape - which reads:

Strehla
KERAMIK
Made in GDR

There is also a style number inscribed which is almost totally immersed under the glaze.

This vase is in excellent condition. No scratches, cracks, or chips.

Height 183mm
Width 80mm

Price: 25€

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I will tell you the added postage cost once you inform me of the destination.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wedgwood Egyptian Black Basalt Cream Jug 19th Century engine turned pottery




 

This unmarked jug has the following clues as to its origin - which I am convinced is Wedgwood:
1. Wedgwood produced the 'helmet shaped' design as seen in this jug.
2. Wedgwood employed the 'engine turned' patterns as seen in this jug.
3. Wedgwood perfected their original volcanic 'basalt' material, texture and style ... as seen in this example.
4. Wedgwood created the 'fig leaf' end to their handles ...
5. Wedgwood put a high glaze (in this case - black) on the inside of their pieces ...

Also worthy of note is that Wedgwood began using the 'engine turned' patterns in the beginning of the 19th century at the Leeds factory. These were applied to the basalt ceramics, which Josiah Wedgwood had perfected at his Etruria pottery in Staffordshire, England around the end of the 18th century. Therefore, I have no doubt that this is one of those examples. 

Although it was not uncommon to leave some of the pieces unmarked, what I find interesting is that this specific engine turned pattern is the first example I have come across.

For a ceramic piece that is over 200 years old, it is in amazingly good condition, with slight marks made in production to the base and just under the spout - there is even the potters finger mark to the base ... as though just to prove that this is entirely handmade. 

There is a hairline crack to the base of the handle (see photo) - but if that is the extent to its wear then I am proud to have had custodianship of this delightful cream jug.

Price: 95€
Worldwide shipping included

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