Decorative Ceramic Vase with Sunflower Motif by Cloutier Brothers (circa 1970s)
A decorative ceramic vase with sunflower motif by the Cloutier brothers (circa 1970s). This lovely small vase was made in Cloutiers' trademark delicate style with light magenta and a rich blue base. A cheerful sunflower with whimsical colouring decorates two sides. A charming piece for your home or office and a real conversation starter. In very good vintage condition commensurate with age. Upon request, a brief video will be provided for context. Maker's mark on bottoms: 'Cloutier'.
About the Designers: Jean and Robert Cloutier are called the twin brothers of ceramics. After having apprenticed for Lafourcade, Rivière, Georges Jouve and Pol Chambost, the brothers created their own workshop located in Paris in 1955. They produced both functional and dreamlike decorative objects. After Paris and a brief interlude in the town of Yonne, France, the Cloutiers put down roots in the Languedoc region of southern France. Forever refining their ceramic processes, they are considered to have perfectly mastered their profession and are held in the highest esteem.
H 13.5 cm / 5.3"
Dia 12 cm / 4.7"