FRENCH ART DECO CERAMIC COVERED POT

by Maurice Gensoli (1892-1972) for Sèvres
France, circa 1925


14" high; 9" diameter

Stoneware cylindrical lidded pot with a sublime milky bluish white glaze. Incised decor of African stylized animals - antelopes and elephants.

Incised M Gensoli/ stamped with Sèvres cachet underneath.

Maurice Gensoli worked from 1921 as a designer for Sèvres, then from 1927 as the Director of its design studio until his retirement in 1959. He led the ceramics department toward Cubism, designing simple and segmented beaker shapes that were to be decorated with brightly colored heroic figures and idealized landscapes. He created ceramic pieces in the shapes of stylized waves, sea shells, exotic animals and human figures.

$15,000 - Inv. #1106