Decorative Ceramic Vide-Poche / Bowl with Plant Motif by Cloutier Brothers (circa 1970s)
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A small decorative ceramic vide-poche / bowl with plant motif by the Cloutier brothers (circa 1970s). This lovely bowl was made in one of the Cloutier's trademark pinkish-purple colours with whimsical heart-shaped leaf and plant design (décor arbre). A lovely piece for your home or office and a real conversation starter. In very good vintage condition commensurate with age. Upon request, a brief video will be provided for context. Maker's mark on bottoms: 'Cloutier France'.
About the Designers: Jean and Robert Cloutier are called the twin brothers of ceramics. After having apprenticed for Lafourcade, Rivière, Georges Jouve and Pol Chambost, the brothers created their own workshop located in Paris in 1955. They produced both functional and dreamlike decorative objects. After Paris and a brief interlude in the town of Yonne, France, the Cloutiers put down roots in the Languedoc region of southern France. Forever refining their ceramic processes, they are considered to have perfectly mastered their profession and are held in the highest esteem.
H 5 cm / 2.0"
Dia 13.5 cm / 5.3"