These are a Beautiful Set of 4 handled bowls by Robert Picault, Vallauris, France circa 1950’s / 60’s.
Vallauris is a pottery region in south-eastern France, Picasso lived here from 1948 – 55 and greatly contributed to the renaissance of the pottery industry, this legendary golden age when everyone was a potter, including famous ceramicists Roger Capron and Charles Voltz. Their influence is clearly seen in the abstracted forms of pieces such as these handled bowls.
Picault had worked with Capron and was a friend of Picasso’s. His handpainted style used Mediterranean colours, turquoise blue, green and brown with repeated geometric abstract motifs. Each of these bowls has a different pattern, but are all united in the glazes used and motifs carried across each piece.
The handles of the largest 3 pieces have holes to allow for hanging, so could make a great wall or dresser display.
Would make a Fantastic addition to any collection of Vallauris / French / European / Studio pottery, and would complement any retro, vintage, mid century, 50’s, 60’s, Mediterranean, French or contemporary styled interior.
In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.
Measuring: Largest 20 x 13 x 5cm / 8 x 5 x 2in.
2 x Middle size 17 x 10.5 x 4.5cm / 6.75 x 4.25 x 1.75in.
Smallest 11 x 7 x 2.5cm / 4.5 x 2.75 x 1in.