Mid-Century Ceramic Vase by Gustave Reynaud / Le Mûrier (circa 1950s)
Vintage ceramic vase by Gustave Reynaud, Le Mûrier (circa 1950s). This elegant flower vase is a delightful work of art in the trademark style of Gustave Reynaud. On the rustic exterior you will find charming flowers with blue petals as well as leaves and branches on the piece's body. The surface glaze consists of a chalky white base with subtle blue / grey hues and a subtle but appealing sheen. This is complemented by the maker's deliberate 'cracking effect' markings in dark brown. The interior surface reveals horizontal bands coinciding with the potter's fabrication marks. Utterly charming and delightfully unassuming, this piece will be the centre of conversation for those lucky enough to have it in their view. In good vintage condition. Maker's mark on underside of piece. Upon request, a video of the vase will be provided.
About the Artist: Gustave Reynaud (1915-1972) founded the pottery, Le Mûrier (Mulberry Tree), in Vallauris, France in 1955. He produced earthenware designed in conjunction with his well known brother-in-law, Jean Derval, as well as vases, wall plaques and anthropomorphic jugs. He also worked with the potter, J-F Descombes, and decorator Michel Barbier in their well known village in the French Riviera. After Reynaud's death in 1972 his wife ran the pottery until 1984.
H 23.0 cm / 9.1"
Dia 16 cm / 6.3"