Vintage French Ceramic Lamp with Russian Motif by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s) - Large
Vintage French ceramic lamp with Russian motif by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s). This very large, stunning lamp created in the South of France (Vallauris) incorporates Blin's characteristic sgraffito-etchings. On its surface you will find a series of Russian-inspired images, most likely St. Basil's cathedral (and perhaps other buildings too), in Red Square encircling the body of the lamp. Its background is off-white with very subtle hints of hues on the warmer spectrum. It is accented by the darker, misty patches so characteristic of Blin's pieces. It is exquisite, tactile and oozes vintage charm. In good overall condition. Highly collectible. The lamp has been re-wired with UK plug but you may have it easily adapted to your location. Signed on the underside: 'J. Blin'. Contemporary lampshade is included. Upon request a video of the piece may be provided.
About the Artist: Jacques Blin (1920-1995), an engineer by trade but with a love for the visual arts. Blin has an immediately recognisable style characterised by a more or less misty appearance of the glaze and by decoration deeply marked in the raw clay, a method he used throughout his career. He frequently depicted fanciful birds and animals, stylised figures, plant life and whimsical abstract motifs in his works. A book of Jacques Blin's life and works has been published called: 'Jacques Blin, Céramiste & Porteur d' Histoires' by Christine Lavenu, Editions Louvre Victoire, 75116 Paris.
Dimensions (Ceramic Part Only):
H 48 cm / 18.9"
Dia 27 cm / 10.6"