Mid-Century Ceramic Pitcher by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s)
Mid-century ceramic pitcher by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s). A delightful piece displaying Blin's trademark misty glaze with subtle pinkish hue on the exterior and milk-white glaze on the lip and interior. Displaying stylised birds and fish incised into the surface throughout in a naive style, like drawings from an earlier time's cave drawings. In good vintage condition commensurate with age. Signed: 'J. Blin' on the bottom. Upon request, a video of the piece may be provided.
About the Artist: Jacques Blin (1920-1995), 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".
H 20 cm (7.9")
Dia 9 cm (3.5")