Vallauris pitcher by Grandjean Jourdan, 1960 – 1970 SOLD

This stoneware jug with ‘Faux Bois’ decoration, is made by the workshop of Grandjean Jourdan in Vallauris in the 50s. It is in good condition and is a real eye catcher in any interior!

Dimensions: 32 cm high, 25,5 cm wide, 14 cm depth

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Vallauris is a little village halfway between Antibes and Cannes, known for its artistic pottery and its Biennale of Contemporary Ceramic Art. Pablo Picasso lived and worked in Vallauris. He moved from Antibes to Vallauris, where he resided since 1948. In 1955 he moved to nearby Cannes.

Vallauris has been known for its traditional culinary ceramics since Roman times. From the 16th century, Italian families from Genoa also settled and engaged in the pottery trade. In the 19th century, the arrival of the railroad helped potters organize commercial ventures. They worked in large factories and exported their production. However, the modernization of the 20th century brought with it a decline in the artisan pottery activity in Vallauris. After World War II, Picasso gives new impetus to Vallauris pottery when he chooses to settle in the city. Like a magnet, Picasso’s presence attracts the arrival of artists such as Jean Marais, Chagall, Miró, Marino Le Vaucour and many others.

Atelier Grandjean Jourdan was active in Vallauris from the 1950s to 1981. The workshop was known for the ‘Faux Boix’ decoration, in which the ceramics were painted to resemble olive wood.


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