Jacques Blin Ceramic Vase

Jacques Blin Ceramic Vase

Jacques Blin Ceramic Vase

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A charming small vase by renowned French ceramicist Jacques Blin. The sgraffito figure of the bird with stretched feathers adds an extra layer of charm and character to the design,  while its vibrant yet subtle colors make it visually appealing.

In the middle of the 20th Century, Jacques Blin developed a new technique with Jean Rustin to create beautiful images of everyday life in clay. Using etching and glaze to add detail before firing his pieces, he was able to craft semi-abstract imagery inspired by cave paintings from his native France or Greek pottery. His work is particularly recognized for its monochromatic backgrounds often featuring shades of blue that enhance these stylized depictions of people, crops and beasts.
Signed “JBlin” in hollow, under the base.

Blin’s work has been recognized for its unique beauty as well as technical prowess—his pieces have earned him numerous awards throughout his career including the Grand Prix National des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art (1965) from the Ministry of Culture in France, among others. His works can be found all over Europe—from private collections to museums such as Musée de la Céramique de Sèvres or Musée Océanographique Monaco —and even further abroad like at New York’s Metropolitan Museum Of Art or Tokyo’s Nezu Museum.

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