Mid-Century Decorative Ceramic Bowl by Albert Thiry (Circa 1960s)
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Mid-century decorative ceramic bowl (circa 1960s) by Albert Thiry (1932 - 2009). A sensuous light-green glazed inner surface with ornamental leaf motif in the central base of the inner bowl. The lip and outer surface are finished in a light white glaze with light brown patches and bands. This piece is both visually attractive and very tactile as well. In excellent vintage condition commensurate with its age. Signed: 'Thiry'.
About the Artist: Albert Thiry was born in Nice, France (1932 - 2009). His family moved to Vallauris where he spent most of the school holidays in the potteries; in 1956 he was taken on as an assistant decorator with an opportunity to make his own pieces. In 1961 Albert and his wife Pyot set up their own pottery. Their standard production, in Vallauris clay with added grog to emphasise rusticity, resulted in delightful pieces both highly elaborate or utilitarian. The utilitarian pieces which are very recognisable are not signed. (Source: French Pottery of the 50s by Pierre Staudenmeyer).
H 5.5 cm
D 29.5 cm