Mid-Century Decorative Plate by Albert Thiry (circa 1960s)
Mid-century decorative plate (circa 1960s) by Albert Thiry (1932 - 2009). A green glazed central sphere is encircled by deeply engraved leaves in brown over a hazy white surface. The leaf motif is repeated on the lip of the dish making this piece not only visually stunning but very tactile as well. In excellent vintage condition. Signed: 'Thiry' on base of dish.
About the Artist: Albert Thiry (1932 - 2009) was born in Nice, France. 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. Albert and his wife, Pyot, set up their own pottery in 1961. Their standard production, in Vallauris clay with added grog to emphasise rusticity, resulted in delightful pieces both highly elaborate and utilitarian.
Dia. 30 cm
H 5.5 cm