Vintage French Decorative Tall Vase by Albert Thiry (circa 1960s)
Mid-century decorative tall vase by Albert Thiry (circa 1960s). A gentle creamy-white glaze encompasses the exterior of the tall vase (it could also be used as an umbrella holder) topped at the lip by a soft grassy green. Covering the piece you will find two stunning, large blue flowers - probably thistles - and their leaves. Both visually appealing and tactile, the piece would make an excellent addition to your home or workspace. In good overall condition. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. Upon request a video of the piece may be provided. Signed: 'Thiry' on the base.
About the Artist: Albert Thiry (1932-2009) was born in Nice, France. His family moved to Vallauris where he spent most of the school holidays in the potteries; in 1956 he was taken on as an assistant decorator with an opportunity to make his own pieces. Albert and his wife, Pyot, set up their own pottery in 1961. Their standard production, in Vallauris clay with added grog to emphasise rusticity, resulted in delightful pieces both highly elaborate and utilitarian. Thiry's reputation continues to grow which is also reflected in auction house prices. This is a lovely work and an investment as well.
H 44 cm / 17.3"
Dia 21 cm / 8.3"