Gerbino pique-fleur

Gerbino pique-fleur

Gerbino pique-fleur - 4¾" (120 mm) diameter, 4¼" (107 mm) high. 1980-1990.


Vallauris is a pottery region in south-eastern France, near Cannes. Pottery has been made there since ancient times. The area grew as a pottery centre in the late 19th century, and many companies have flourished there since then, notably those of Massier and Foucard-Jourdan.

Modern Vallauris is lead-glazed earthenware, often highly coloured; the Mediterranean location sometimes showing its influence. Domestic tableware and cooking pots feature prominently.


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