Vintage French Ceramic Vase by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s)
Vintage French ceramic vase by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s). This elegant piece has Blin's trademark cloudy glaze with castle and duelling knights motif. The incised decoration also includes images of an ancient catapult weapon and a horse. This is a rare piece, elegant, charming and highly collectible all at once. So creative in a much sought-after style and surely Blin's ceramics are becoming more difficult to acquire. In good overall condition. The signature, 'J. Blin' on the underside of the base is present but blurred in production. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. Upon request a video will 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, primitive animals, stylised figures and whimsical abstract motifs in his works which are always signed "J. Blin".
H 29 cm / 11.4"
W 23 cm / 9.1"
D 18 cm / 7.1"