Ceramic Decorative Platter with Fish Motif by Jacques Pouchain (circa 1960s)
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Poët-Laval decorative ceramic platter with fish motif by Jacques Pouchain (c. 1960s). This rare platter incorporates an image of a stylised fish in black and grey on a bright yellow background. It is inspired by Picasso's ceramics made in Vallauris, France. This piece is one of Pouchain's highly personal works created in Poët-Laval rather than in the town next door, Dieulefit, where his more commercial pieces were produced. The maker's mark on the bottom reflects this differentiation. In good vintage condition commensurate with age. There is some slight marking on the glazing and an evident but small chip near the top fins of the fish. A rare collector's piece from the personal repertoire of the master ceramicist, Jacques Pouchain. A short video clip of this piece can be provided upon request.
About the Artist: Jacques Pouchain (1925-2005) left Paris and gave up his architectural training in the 1950s for the South of France to devote himself to art and his commercial pottery studio at Dieulefit. He produced highly personal work in Poët-Laval revealing a modern approach to pottery.
L 39 cm
W 19 cm
H 2 cm