Vaucour Vallauris coffee service – yellow/black SOLD

Fantastic designed lush yellow and brown / black Vallauris ceramic coffee set. Designed by ceramicist Vaucour in the factory in Vallauris. This vintage contemporary and complete set has a coffee pot, sugar bowl, milk jug and four cups and saucers. The set was made in the 50’s. The influence of Picasso is clearly visible through the two orrts on the cups that clearly refer to Picasso’s typical ‘crooked eyes’. This 7-piece set is a richly hand-painted fat lava design, decorated with black spirals. Signed Vaucours (Marino Le Vaucour) Vallauris. This set is in very good condition.


Coffee pot: 25 x 13 x 24.5 cm
Sugar bowl: 16 x 10 x 15 cm
Milk jug:12.5 x 8.5 x 10.5 cm
Dish: 12 x 12 cm (asymmetrical)
Cup: 9 x 8 x 7.5 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 moves 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.


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