Mid-Century French Ceramic Lamp by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s) - Large
Vintage French ceramic lamp (circa 1950s) by Jacques Blin. This very large lamp has Blin's signature cloudy glaze featuring etchings of indigenous hunters and their prey in a naive style, like drawings from an earlier time's cave drawings. The motif is rare indeed and possibly a one-off. The colour is hard to describe, somewhat of a mix between green and grey - breathtaking. The lamp is in good condition and is highly collectible. Currently configured for UK usage. Maker's mark on the base: 'J Blin'. Contemporary lamp shade not included.
About the Artist: Jacques Blin was an engineer by trade but with a love for the visual arts. His style is immediately recognisable. His signature glaze is characterised by a more or less misty appearance and by decoration deeply marked in the raw clay, a method he used throughout his career. He frequently used fanciful birds, primitive animals, stylised figures and whimsical abstract motifs in his works which are always signed "J. Blin".
Dimensions (Ceramic Part Only):
H 38 cm / 15"
Dia 30 cm / 11.8"