French Decorative Vintage Ceramic Pot by Fernande Kohler (circa 1960s)
Mid-Century decorative French ceramic pot by Fernande Kohler (c. 1960s). Fired Chamotte clay forms the structure of this uniquely shaped pot with circle-handled cover. It is perfect as a table centrepiece with its tagine-like shape. The tripod earthenware is accented both on the base and the lid by hand-decorated coloured enamel in various geometric shapes. Ear-shaped handles grace each side. The rustic appearance combines with Southern French charm. The piece is visually stunning, tactile and weighty. It is in good overall condition. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. Upon request a video may be provided. Signed on the underside: 'F. Kohler Vallauris'.
Unfortunately, very little is know about this ceramicist other than they were in Vallauris. As background, in 1948 Picasso came to live in Vallauris, where he stayed until 1955. During his time in the town, he developed a fascination for the techniques of ceramics and linocuts. A freeman of the town, Picasso greatly contributed to the renaissance of the Vallauris pottery industry in the 1950s, this legendary golden age when everyone was a potter. Many inhabitants still evoke his presence.
H 36 cm / 14.2"
W 33 cm / 13"
D 25 cm / 9.8"