le Grand Chêne's pitcher Vallauris

Big pitcher Le Grand Chêne to Vallauris, in earthenware with turned out neck, set of two stylized flowers, green, yellow and brown enamels on a white bottom. Small defect of cooking on the base.

Good condition (spout restored)
Height 27cm
Diameter 11cm at the base
Weight 1,750kg
Signature Monogram Le Grand Chêne , Vallauris


160,00 €

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Pottery "le Grand Chêne" ( 1948-1955 )
The factory " Le Grand chêne " created in the 19th century to Vallauris, was retaken in 1948 by the ceramists Odette Gourju and her husband Ljuba Naumovitch. This pottery owes its name to the big oak which was in front of the workshop. The logo of an oak appears as signature. The son of Odette Gourju, Jacques Innocenti, worked in this workshop from 1950 till 1952. The workshop closes in 1955 after the  death of Odette Gourju and Ljuba Naumovitch.

Bibliography: "French pottery of the 50s", by Pierre Staudenmeyer, Norma publishing, page 184.

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