Large "Accolay Potters" Vase
Rare glazed ceramic vase from Accolay pottery (Yonne), cone shape with open neck, decoration of stylized orange and brown characters on a speckled green background. 1960s.
Diameter at the neck 17cm
Signature engraved below "Accolay E. F" with the original label "Les Potiers d'Accolay"
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.
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