Ceramic Spirits Pitcher by Jacques Blin (c. 1950s)
Ceramic spirits pitcher (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 long-necked bird-shaped spirits pitcher is whimsical and irresistible and invites you to hold it. It has a cloudy glaze and at the base features geometric shapes which circumscribe the object seeming to add weight and stability. This unique ceramic piece is in excellent vintage condition and an exquisite example of Blin's artistry and technique which is eminently collectible.
H 22 cm
W 19 cm
D 13 cm