Accolay ceramic zoomorphic cup 1960s
Glazed ceramic zoomorphic cup by Accolay potters, stylized plumage decoration enamelled in yellow, green and brown. 1960s.
Accolay signature engraved below
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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