FRENCH ART DECO STONEWARE COUPE

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


7 5/8" high; 5 7/8" wide

Hemispherical coupe elevated on a tall base with a conical corrugated edge on the foot in a craquele beige enamel.

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.

Incised H Sim/ another mark underneath.

$12,500 - Inv. #1039