FRENCH ART DECO SMALL STONEWARE VASE

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


3 1/8" high; 3" wide

Spherical stoneware vase on a small foot with a flared neck in craquelure gray celadon and with white enamel beads around the body superiorly.

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.

Provenance:
Collection of Patricia Monjaret & Marc Ducret

Literature:
Camard, Jean-Pierre, "Henri Simmen: Ceramist Novateur,” ABC Decoration, April 1987, p. 191.

$9,000 - Inv. #1019