Vintage French Ceramic Zoomorphic Pitcher by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s)
Vintage French ceramic pitcher / vase (circa 1950s) by Jacques Blin. The pitcher in the form perhaps of a proud French coq is in a subtle hue covered in Blin's trademark misty glaze. It is decorated with a frieze of stylised oxen around the body of the pitcher. At the lip and the base, a series of design flourishes encircle those areas. So creative in a much sought-after style and becoming more difficult to acquire. This piece is particularly rare for its shape and decor and is 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 32.5 cm / 12.8"
W 22 cm / 8.7"
D 16 cm / 6.3"