Vintage French Ceramic Duck Flower Vase by Albert Thiry (circa 1960s)
Mid-century French ceramic duck flower vase (circa 1960s) by Albert Thiry. A chalk-white glaze is complemented by a delicate, pale blue on the wings of this ceramic duck-shaped vase. The markings and colouring are quintessential Albert Thiry with individual flower holes which make for a very unique decorative piece. It is signed 'Thiry' on the underside. In very good overall condition. Please enjoy the many photos that accompany this listing. Upon request a video of this piece will be provided. This gallery finds that Thiry's works are more and more in demand in overdue recognition of his artistic creativity.
About the Artist: Albert Thiry (1932-2009) was born in Nice, France. 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. Albert and his wife, Pyot, set up their own pottery in 1961. Their standard production, in Vallauris clay with added grog to emphasise rusticity, resulted in delightful pieces both highly elaborate and utilitarian.
H 17 cm / 6.7"
W 37 cm / 14.6"
D 15 cm / 5.9"