Ceramic Planter or Cachepot by Albert Thiry (c. 1960s)
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Albert Thiry was born in Nice, France (1932 - 2009). 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. In 1961 Albert and his wife Pyot set up their own pottery. Their standard production, in Vallauris clay with added grog to emphasise rusticity, resulted in delightful pieces both highly elaborate or utilitarian. The utilitarian pieces which are very recognisable are not signed. (French Pottery of the 50s by Pierre Staudenmeyer)
This delightful ceramic planter is predominantly white glaze with a delicate flower motif in powdery blue with nut-brown coloured branches and speckles layered on the white background. The interior is also primarily white yet with one exquisite tulip of baby blue at the base. In excellent vintage condition. Unsigned.
H 16.5 cm
Dia 22 cm