Vintage French Ceramic Pitcher by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s)
Vintage French ceramic pitcher / vase (circa 1950s) by Jacques Blin. The pitcher is in a subtle hue covered in Blin's trademark misty glaze, darker on this piece than others. It is decorated with a frieze of circles, stars and triangles around the body supported below by a series of irregular vertical lines. The design of the decor is attributed to Blin's collaboration with artist Jean Rustin (1928-2013). So creative in a much sought-after style and becoming more difficult to acquire. In good overall condition. Signed: 'J. Blin' on the underside base. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. Upon request a video may be provided.
About the Artist: Jacques Blin (1920-1995) gave up a career in engineering for his love of 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, primitive animals, stylised figures and abstract motifs in his works which are always signed "J. Blin".
H 24 cm / 9.4"
W 18 cm / 7.1"
D 14.5 cm / 5.7"