Vintage French Ceramic Vase by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s)
A blue ceramic decorative vase (circa 1950s) by French ceramicist, Jacques Blin. The vase is in a deep blue combined with Blin's trademark misty glaze. Blin's whimsical birds encircle the bulbous centre whereas decorative bands appear above and below the creatures. On top there is a wide mouth where the lighter coloured interior is in view. This is a very original piece in a much sought-after style. In good overall condition. Signed: 'J. Blin' on the underside base. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying the listing. Upon request a video will be provided.
About the Artist: Jacques Blin (1920-1995) gave up a career in engineering for his love of 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 abstract motifs in his works which are always signed "J. Blin".
H 32 cm / 12.6"
Dia 20 cm / 7.9"