Mid-Century French Decorative Ceramic Bowl by Albert Thiry (circa 1960s)
Mid-century decorative ceramic bowl (circa 1960s) by Albert Thiry (1932-2009). A chalk-white glaze forms the base for the interior and exterior sides of the bowl. At the base, you'll be delighted by a cheerful sun motif incised in the brown clay with a halo of light green. The exterior presents three ovals on each side also incised in brown clay with an inner abstract decor in white. The lip is painted in the same trademark Thiry green as the inner base. This piece is both visually attractive and very tactile as well. In very good overall condition. Signed: 'Thiry' at the underside. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. Upon request a video will be provided.
About the Artist: Albert Thiry was born in Nice, France (1932 - 2009). 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. In 1961 Albert and his wife Pyot set up their own pottery. Their standard production, in Vallauris clay with added grog to emphasise rusticity, resulted in delightful pieces both highly elaborate or utilitarian. The utilitarian pieces which are very recognisable are not signed. (Source: French Pottery of the 50s by Pierre Staudenmeyer).
H 12.5 cm / 4.9"
W 28.5 cm / 11.2"
D 25 cm / 9.8"