Mid-Century French Ceramic Cylindrical Vase by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s)
Mid-century blue ceramic vase by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s). A delightful piece displaying Blin's trademark misty glaze with subtle blue hue on the exterior and chalky white glaze on the interior of the cylindrical shape. A stylised steer is incised into the surface in a naive yet elegant style, like a cave drawing from prehistoric times. In good overall condition. Signed: 'J. Blin' on the underside. The piece is middle-sized suitable for a small bouquet of cut flowers. Upon request, a video of the piece may be provided.
About the Artist: Jacques Blin (1920-1995), an engineer by trade but with a love for the visual arts. Blin has an immediately recognisable style characterised by a more or less misty appearance of the glaze and by decoration deeply marked in the raw clay, a method he used throughout his career. He frequently depicted fanciful birds, primitive animals, stylised figures and whimsical abstract motifs in his works which are always signed "J. Blin".
H 26.5 cm / 10.4"
Dia 8.5 cm / 3.3"