MID CENTURY VALLAURIS ARTIST’S PALETTE CHEESE / NIBBLE PLATTER

BEAUTIFUL MODERNIST MID CENTURY PICASSO ERA VALLAURIS ARTIST’S PALETTE CHEESE / NIBBLE PLATTER

A HIGHLY GLAZED CHOCOLATE BROWN EXAMPLE DECORATED WITH POOLS OF COLOUR REPRESENTING THE VARIOUS PAINTS

SUBTLE RECESSES MIMICKING THE REAL THING WITH BARLEY TWIST BLACK METAL GRIP

FULLY STAMPED BENEATH “VALLAURIS” FOR THE SOUTHERN FRENCH CERAMICS REGION

MEASURING175MM TALL INCLUDING THE HANDLE BY 300MM LONG BY 240MM WIDE

OFFERED IN EXCELLENT VINTAGE ORDER

LIGHT SURFACE PATINATION TO THE METAL GRIP AS NOTED

CIRCA MID CENTURY

VALLAURIS IS A POTTERY REGION IN SOUTH-EASTERN FRANCE, NEAR CANNES WHERE CERAMICS HAVE BEEN PRODUCED SINCE ANCIENT TIMES

THE AREA GREW AS A POTTERY CENTRE IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY, AND MANY STUDIOS HAVE FLOURISHED THERE SINCE, NOTABLY THOSE OF MASSIER AND FOUCARD-JOURDAN

IN 1948 PICASSO CAME TO LIVE IN VALLAURIS, WHERE HE STAYED UNTIL 1955

DURING HIS TIME IN THE TOWN, HE CREATED A GREAT MANY SCULPTURES AND PAINTINGS INCLUDING “WAR AND PEACE” ONE OF THE MAJOR ARTWORKS OF THE PERIOD

HE ALSO DEVELOPED A FASCINATION FOR THE TECHNIQUES OF CERAMICS AND LINOCUTS

A FREEMAN OF THE TOWN, PICASSO GREATLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE RENAISSANCE OF THE VALLAURIS POTTERY INDUSTRY IN THE 1950’S, THIS LEGENDARY GOLDEN AGE WHEN EVERYONE WAS A POTTER, INCLUDING FAMOUS CERAMICISTS ROGER CAPRON AND CHARLES VOLTZ

MOD 7G

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