FRENCH ART DECO STONEWARE COVERED JAR

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


10" high; 5" wide

Pear-shaped stoneware vase with ivory craquele glaze and bone top.

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.

Provenance:
Felix Marcilhac, Paris

$30,000 – Inv. #1207