Vintage French Ceramic Pitcher by Gustave Reynaud, Le Mûrier (circa 1960s)
Vintage French ceramic pitcher by Gustave Reynaud - Le Mûrier (circa 1960s). A delightful ceramic piece with curving handle in a creamy white lustrous glaze as base. Painted on the sides are plants with hints of blue springing forth from rocky, dry terrain. Very original and very rustic in Provencal style. Mid-Century charm throughout. The piece is in good overall condition. Please note the presence of a tiny chip at the very base of the body where it meets the underside (Please see photos). The maker's mark appears on the underside of the ceramic.
About the Artist: Gustave Reynaud (1915-1972) founded the pottery, Le Mûrier (Mulberry Tree), in Vallauris, France in 1955. He produced earthenware designed in conjunction with his well known brother-in-law, Jean Derval, as well as vases, wall plaques and anthropomorphic jugs. He also worked with the potter, J-F Descombes, and decorator Michel Barbier in their well known village in the French Riviera. After Reynaud's death in 1972 his wife ran the pottery until 1984.
H 17.5 cm / 6.9"
W 18 cm / 7.1"
D 12.5 cm / 4.9"