Ceramic Lamp Base by Jacques Blin (c. 1950s)
Ceramic lamp base with ear handle (c. 1950s) by Jacques Blin (1920 - 1995), an engineer by trade but with a love for the visual arts and an immediately recognisable style. A way of working 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 used fanciful birds, primitive animals, stylised figures and whimsical abstract motifs in his works which are always signed "J. Blin". This lamp base can be converted to practical use or simply be admired as the beautiful object it is. The rounded, wider base featuring hieroglyphic-like etchings and geometric shapes is topped by a more narrow cylindrical top like a lighthouse beacon. The finish is a classic Blin cloudy glaze, his trademark. This object is in excellent vintage condition and an exquisite example of Blin's artistry and technique which is eminently collectible.
H 25.5 cm
W 10 cm ( not including handle)