Decorative French Ceramic Bottle-Shaped Vase by David Sol (circa 1950s)
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Decorative ceramic bottle-shaped vase by David Sol, Sant Vicens pottery (circa 1950s). Truly a unique piece, the figures in the fanciful motif - humans, animals, plants, building structures and fish in the ocean dwell on the form accentuated by vibrant colours. Arrows throughout point in the same direction suggesting the turning of the earth. Life as we know it represented on this delightful, single, ceramic piece. Sublime. The work is in good vintage condition. Signed on the base: 'Sol'. Enjoy the many photographs accompanying this listing. Upon request a video may be provided.
About the Artist: David Sol was born in 1937 in an old family from Aigues Mortes, France, in the Camargue region. After his studies at the Ecole of Beaux Arts in Montpellier, he chose to work with ceramics at the renown Sant Vicens atelier in Perpignan between 1956 and 1960. His work was immediately recognised for its quality and originality. After selecting the elements in his work chosen from his magical and familiar world - mythical characters who nourished our childhoods, birds and fantastical animals, fictitious plants and flowers, legendary heroes, emblematic figures - he assembles them and transports them to another life in a dreamlike world: the world of childhood and innocence (excerpts from artgalerie13.com).
H 47 cm / 18.5"
Dia 16.5 cm / 6.5"