FRENCH ART DECO STONEWARE VASEby Henri Simmen (1880-1963)
5 ½" high; 4 ½" wide
A stoneware vase with a circular heel, flared base, and cylindrical tapering neck terminating in a ring with green bronze decor on a mottled dark brown background.
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 Simmen France in enamel underneath.
$12,000 - Inv. #172