Mid-Century French Ceramic Vase by Jacques Pouchain (circa 1960s)
Mid-Century French ceramic vase (circa 1960s) by Jacques Pouchain - Atelier Dieulefit. An elegant vase in cylindrical form is enveloped in a sumptuous glaze on both the exterior and interior. The speckles in the glaze are reminiscent of beautiful bird eggs in their tree nest. Completely original and finished in Pouchain's inimitable style. In good vintage condition. Stamped: 'L'Atelier Dieulefit' with initials 'JP'. More personal pieces bear his initials which imply creative involvement in the creation of the piece. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. Upon request a video of the piece may be provided.
About the Artist: Jacques Pouchain (1925-2005) left Paris and gave up his architectural training in the 1950s for the South of France to devote himself to art and his pottery studio at Dieulefit. He produced highly personal work and more commercial pieces as well. His habit of applying a white over-glaze to decoration engraved in manganese oxide revealed a modern approach to pottery. In the early days, familiar animals were recurrent themes in his work. He began making large, abstract pieces in the 1960s before developing the themes of femininity and fertility in the 1970s (ref: 'French Pottery of the 50s' by Pierre Staudenmeyer). His pieces are engraved or stamped "Atelier Dieulefit." More personal pieces also bear the initials 'JP'. Pouchain's works are collected internationally and are found at auctions of the major houses.
H 25 cm / 9.8"
Dia 8.5 cm / 3.3"