Vallauris Fat Lava coffee service in black & pink SOLD
Fantastic designed lush black and pink Vallauris ceramic coffee set.
This vintage contemporary set is complete and contains a coffee pot, sugar bowl, milk jug and six cups and saucers. The set was made in the 50’s. The influence of Picasso is clearly visible when you look at the special design of the set.
It’s a 9-piece set, richly hand-painted design, decorated with bright pink on black fat lava. Signed Vallauris. This set is in very good condition!
Coffee pot: 22.5 x 10.5 x 25 cm
Sugar bowl: 1.59 x 15.5 x 14 cm
Milk jug: 11.5 x 6.5 x 10 cm
Dish: 12.5 x 12.5 cm (asymmetrical)
Cup: 10 x 8.5 x 8 cm
Vallauris is a commune 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 to organize commercial ventures. They worked in large factories and exported their work. 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, Marino Le Vaucour and many others.