Mid-Century Ceramic Vase by Marcel Giraud (circa 1960s)
Mid-century ceramic glazed vase (circa 1960s) by Marcel Giraud, Vallauris, France. A piece with graceful, curvy lines and form, wide mouth and muted oatmeal-coloured base with a hint of jade green in the lip. It is wonderful vintage 20th century style. This stunning vase has a repeating abstract pattern in a wide band around the body of the vase. It is sure to be a conversation piece in your home or work place. In good vintage condition overall with two blemishes on the underside of the piece where the maker's mark is found. They are not at all visible nor consequential when the piece is displayed normally. Upon request, a short video clip of this piece may be provided. Signed: 'Giraud'.
About the Artist: Marcel Giraud (born 1937), from Vallauris, France left school at the age of 13 to become an apprentice potter at the workshop of Blaise Rubino. He later worked at several other workshops in the area until he opened his own studio in 1960 creating mostly utilitarian ware but with his own special aesthetic. Since 1975 Giraud has taken up painting and continues to create sculptural figures, animals and other decorative objects in his retirement.
H 22 cm / 8.7"
Dia 18 cm / 7.1"