Vintage Ceramic Zoomorphic Flower Vase by the Cloutier Brothers (circa 1970s)
Zoomorphic ceramic bull-shaped flower vase by the Cloutier brothers (circa 1970s). This rare and unique flower vase was made in one of the Cloutier's trademark rich blue colours with whimsical bird and leaf motif emerging from and encircling the lower body. A charming piece for your home or office and a real conversation starter. In very good vintage condition. Upon request, a video may be provided. Maker's mark on bottom: ' R J Cloutier'.
About the Designers: Robert and Jean Cloutier are called the twin brothers of ceramics. After having apprenticed for Lafourcade, Rivière, Georges Jouve and Pol Chambost, the brothers created their own workshop located in Paris in 1955. They produced both functional and dreamlike decorative objects. After Paris and a brief interlude in the town of Yonne, France, the Cloutiers put down roots in the Languedoc region of southern France. Forever refining their ceramic processes, they are considered to have perfectly mastered their profession and are held in the highest esteem.
H 14.5 cm / 5.7"
L 20 cm / 7.9"
W 16 cm / 6.3"