Accolay baluster vase "Gauloise" series
Accolay vase from the "Gauloise" series, baluster shape, in turquoise blue enamelled sandstone and black inside. This series, called "Gauloise" in reference to the color of the cigarette pack of the same name, is inspired by ancient ceramics discovered in Burgundy. 1960s.
Height 24.5cm Diameter 12cm at the neck, 11cm at the base
Accolay signature incised under the base
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.