Mid-Century Ceramic Flower Vase by Alexandre Kostanda (circa 1960s) - Small
Mid-century ceramic flower vase by Alexandre Kostanda (circa 1960s). Stunning form in this earthenware vessel which reveals the artist's trademark misty appearance with earth tones in brown, beige and delicate blues. Tactile and visually alluring, Kostanda's pieces are collected internationally by his devotees. The artist is also associated with the founding of the Accolay workshops. In good overall condition. Signed on the underside: 'A. Kostanda, Vallauris'. Please note the diminutive size of the piece. Upon request, a video may be provided.
About the Artist: Alexandre Kostanda (born 1924) was an apprentice to Louis Giraud in Vallauris, France on the French Riviera. Kostanda later became head of the studio from 1949 to 1953 where his mother, Irene, had also worked for Giraud as a decorator. In 1953 Kostanda founded his own studio. He brought Cluny sandstone clay with him which supported higher cooking temperatures, mixing it with the soil from Vallauris. When others migrated towards bright, shimmering colours, Kostanda preferred to create with colours that retained the natural elements of the clay. His ceramics' rustic appearance surprises with its finesse and balance revealing an exceptional technical mastery of his art.
H 17 cm / 6.7"
Dia 9 cm / 3.5"