FRENCH ART DECO SMALL STONEWARE VASE

by Henri Simmen (1880-1963)
France, 1923-1932


4 ½" high; 4" wide

Multicolors on large neck tapering to small base with linear decoration of brown glaze on lower part of vase.

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 Sim in enamel underneath.

$8,500 - Inv. #1051