Ceramic Flower Vase by Jacques Blin (Circa 1950s)
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A cobalt-blue ceramic flower vase (c. 1950s) by Jacques Blin (1920 -1995). The vase is a vivid cobalt colour with whimsical decorations from nature that are wonderfully naive or primitive. On the top is a mouth-like spout isurrounded by flower holes making this a very original piece in a much sought-after style. In excellent vintage condition. Signed: 'J. Blin'.
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 10.5 cm
W 16.5 cm