Mid-Century Ceramic Decorative Pitcher by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s) - Small
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Mid-century ceramic decorative pitcher / vase by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s). Created in Blin's trademark misty glaze, this small and whimsical vessel is incised with fantastical birds and animals presented in hieroglyphic style. An early sailing ship is inscribed with the word 'Unica' which relates to a collaboration with the painter, Marguerite Gevaert (who also signed the base of the piece). This collaboration with Gevaert from Studio Unica created very few ceramic pieces and is a rare find for collectors of J. Blin. The pitcher's small size means it would add an element of interest to the decor in any room in the house. In good vintage condition commensurate with age. Signed on the underside, 'J. Blin' and 'Gevaert'. Upon request a video of the work will be provided.
About the Artist: Jacques Blin (1920-1995) who was an engineer by trade but with a love for the visual arts. Blin has an immediately recognisable style 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 depicted fanciful birds, primitive animals, stylised figures and whimsical abstract motifs in his works which are always signed "J. Blin". A comprehensive book of the works of Jacques Blin has recently been released in both French and English: 'Jacques Blin, Ceramiste & Porteur d'Histoires' by Christine Lavenu.
H 15.5 cm / 6.1"
W (with handle) 10.5 cm / 4.1"
D 6.8 cm / 2.7"