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.
Width (excluding handle) 95mm
Price: 25€ (excluding postage)
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