Vintage French Ceramic Pitcher by Michel Barbier (circa 1960s)
Vintage French ceramic small pitcher by Michel Barbier (circa 1960s). A charming, rustic ceramic pitcher with ear-shaped handle and a small spout on the lip. A creamy white glaze with mottled reddish-brown patches form the base of the piece that contrast with a blue stylised rooster and vegetation. This is a motif which is a hallmark of Barbier. A delightful piece in a truly Provençal style with Mid-Century charm throughout. The piece is in good overall condition. Barbier's maker's mark of a stylised bird appears on the underside of the ceramic. Enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. Upon request a video may be provided.
About the Artist: Michel Barbier (1933-2012), was ceramic decorator in Vallauris, France, for Gustave Reynaud's Le Mûrier, along with Jean Derval, Reynaud's brother-in-law who designed production models. Barbier's pieces sported stylised birds and foliage which were the most common themes both for utilitarian and for exhibition pieces in which abstract motifs were also employed.
H 18.5 cm / 7.3"
W 15 cm / 5.9"
D 10 cm / 3.9"