Mid-Century French Ceramic Vase by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s) - Large
Large mid-century ceramic vase by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s). A delightful piece displaying Blin's trademark misty glaze with subtle blue hue on the exterior and green-oatmeal glaze on the inner lip and interior. Stylised birds flying over leafy plants are incised into the surface throughout in a naive yet elegant style, like cave drawings from an earlier time. In good vintage condition commensurate with age. Signed: 'J. Blin' on the underside base. The piece is large and weighty. Upon request, a video of the piece may be provided.
About the Artist: Jacques Blin (1920-1995), an engineer by trade but with a love for the visual arts. Blin has an immediately recognisable style characterised by a more or less misty appearance of the glaze and by decoration deeply marked in the raw clay, a method he used throughout his career. He frequently depicted fanciful birds, primitive animals, stylised figures and whimsical abstract motifs in his works which are always signed "J. Blin".
H 38 cm / 15.0"
Dia 17 cm / 6.7"