Set of two decorative Vallauris vases with floral pattern 1960 – 1970
A really classical 1960’s design on two vases from the great ceramic factory of Vallauris, France. These vases are in splendid condition and are being sold as a pair.
The small vase has a hairline crack on the back.
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.
Large vase: 17 x 17 x 34 cm
Small vase: 10.5 x 10.5 x 27.5 cm