Mid-Century French Ceramic Vase / Pitcher by Accolay (circa 1960s)
Decorative mid-century ceramic vase / pitcher by Accolay (circa 1960s). A classically shaped piece from antiquity is reinterpreted in Accolay's unmistakable style. The pitcher has soft, sensuous curves and a long, graceful handle. The decoration is abstract, in green and red with white outline on the surface of the vase. The inside of the mouth presents a delightful turquoise glaze adding to its overall charm. In good overall condition. Signed on the bottom: 'Accolay' with maker's mark / logo and model number. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying the listing. Upon request, a video will be provided.
About Accolay Ceramics: Four Parisian friends who were taught the art of pottery by Alexandre Kostanda were contracted by Christian Dior in 1945 to make ceramic buttons for his new collection, along with brooches and jewelry, about 300 pieces in total. When the fashion magazine photos were released of Dior's new collection, it made fine ceramic buttons a must-have in every wardrobe. That initial success meant the group opened their own studio in the town of Accolay in the Burgundy region of France. There they created useful ceramics, decorative ornamental pieces, photo frames, fruit baskets and small ceramic sculptures. They were so successful, most everyone in the town of Accolay either worked in their studios or knew someone who did. Their success continued into the 1970s, but once the original creators passed away, the continuation of the line was nearly impossible and the pottery closed its doors having left a legacy of beautiful and whimsical pieces.
H 28.5 cm / 11.2"
W 18 cm / 7.1"
D 18 cm / 7.1"