by Henri Simmen (1880-1963)
France, 1910-1914

4 1/8" high; 7 ¾" wide

This salt-glazed stoneware vase is decorated with thick white glaze dots (some with gold) in a pattern of concentric circles on brown glaze background.

Henri Simmen studied pottery with Edmond Lachenal and established his studio in Meudon, a suburb of Paris. His early work, between 1910-1914, was inspired by the folk traditions in European ceramics including faience and salt-glazed stoneware. After World War I he studied Oriental techniques in the Far East. Upon his return to France, he set up a studio in Montredon, near Marseille, and between 1923-1935, produced hand modelled pieces with monochrome glazes, which sometimes included sculptural decoration.

Signed H Simmen in enamel underneath.

$12,000 - Inv. #181