Anthropomorphic ceramic Pitcher "The potters of Accolay" 1950
Rare and large ceramic pitcher signed Accolay, decorated with a polychrome enamel character on a speckled brown and black background, 1950.
Similar model reproduced in "French ceramics of the 50s" by Pierre Staudenmeyer, Éditions Norma, page 110,
Accolay (Yonne, France) The potters of Accolay or the story of a great community adventure started in 1944 by a group of four friends, all students of Alexandre Kostanda. A first bell kiln allows the manufacture of jewelry and ceramic buttons. In 1945, Christian Dior ordered 300 for his “New Look” collection. It was the beginning of a success story that would end in 1983. For more than 20 years, a type of pottery flourished in Accolay, combining the diversity of objects - masks, jewelry, toys... - and that of materials - ceramics, glass , vegetable fibers…– and combining aesthetics with “Zazou” humor.