Mid-Century French Ceramic Vase by Tapis Vert (circa 1960s)
Mid-century French ceramic vase by Tapis Vert (circa 1960s). Elegant, graceful and sophisticated, this is a wonderful piece of subtle hue and masterful craftsmanship. The horizontal lines formed from the potter's throwing are reminiscent of a misty haze over a savannah, the darker grass from the plain rising from the vase's base appear inclined by the breeze. They are incised into the piece adding a textural quality to the already stunning visuals. The vase is in fair condition overall as there is evident chipping on the lip and at the base of the piece. It has been priced accordingly. Please see the accompanying photos. It is signed on the underside 'Tapis Vert Vallauris'. Upon request a video may be provided.
About Tapis Vert: The workshop was opened in 1950 by Claire and René Batigne in the town famous for the presence of Picasso and its once thriving potteries in the 1950s and 60s. The main thrower was Blaise Aielo, assisted by Albert Thiry, Claude Verlinde and François Natoli. Until 1966, the workshop appealed to many artists such as Amédée Ozenfant, Prince Rodolphe de Faucigny Lucinge, Irving Hoffman, Nicolas de Stael and Jacques Prévert. In 1966 the factory was taken over by Blaise Aielo.(Ref: "Marks and signatures of ceramics of the French Riviera" by Jean-Claude Martin).
H 32 cm / 12.6"
Dia 10.5 cm / 4.1"