Ceramic Decorative Dish by Albert Thiry (c. 1960s)
Ceramic decorative dish with flower motif (c. 1960s) by Albert Thiry. Boat-shaped ceramic dish with chalk-white glaze exterior. Within the dish you find the same base glaze but mixed with green elements all surrounding seven flowers in raised rectangular 'beds'. Stylish and of the era. Signed on the bottom: 'Thiry'. In excellent vintage condition.
About the Artist: Albert Thiry (1932 - 2009) was born in Nice, France. His family moved to Vallauris where he spent most of the school holidays in the potteries; in 1956 he was taken on as an assistant decorator with an opportunity to make his own pieces. Albert and his wife, Pyot, set up their own pottery in 1961. Their standard production, in Vallauris clay with added grog to emphasise rusticity, resulted in delightful pieces both highly elaborate and utilitarian.
L 29 cm
W 11 cm
H 3.5 cm