Pitcher with Eight Cups by Atelier du Grand Chene

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Pitcher with Eight Cups by Atelier du Grand Chene

1,200.00

$1,200

France
1950's

Hand-thrown and glazed earthenware service for eight, comprised of a pitcher and eight cups, from the Poterie du Grand Chene, Vallauris, made circa 1955. Grand Chene (Big Oak) pottery was founded in 1949 by Odette Gourju and Ljuba Naumovitch, parents of Jacques Innocenti. Gourju and Naumovitch perished in a car crash in 1955, and Grand Chene closed in 1958 with the death of Innocenti. The present set is utilitarian compared to the usual hand-painted abstractions on Grand Chene vessels, but each piece has a unique brown/tan variegated glaze. Each piece marked "Poterie du Grand Chene/Vallauris." Measurements are of the pitcher, cup measures 3.25" diameter x 4" high.

Condition
Good. Fine overall vintage condition. Some minor edge chips to pitcher and cups, now touched in. Consistent with age and use, and almost inevitable with earthenware vessels. No cracks or fissures.

Measurements
Height:  8.5 in.
Width/length:  6 in.
Depth:  4.5 in.

Specifications
Number of items:  9
Materials/techniques:  Hand-thrown and glazed earthenware

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