FRENCH ART DECO STONEWARE VASE

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


6 ¼” high; 6 ¾” wide

With beige enamel over brown ground and with green craquelure on inside base.

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 HSim/ horizontal line with three vertical lines through it underneath.

$12,000 – Inv. #1307