Vallauris Fat Lava Ceramic Coffee Service (1950's)



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Country of origin
Material and techniquesFat Lava ceramics
Very good condition
Measures (Inches)
- Height: 8 1/2 - Width: 7

Vallauris Fat Lava Ceramic Coffee Service (1950's). (Coffee pot--8 1/2in x 7in, creamer--7 1/2in x 5 1/2in, sugar bowl 5 1/2in x 5 1/2in, saucers 4in D, cups 2 1/2in x 2in) (13 piece set) Very good condition, there is a repaired chip on the bottom of the sugar bowl (does not show unless you turn the bowl upside down--in normal use it is not noticeable). Coffee pot with lid, creamer, sugar bowl with lid, 4 cups and saucers. Popular ceramics made in France (Vallauris, Annecy) and Germany, between the 1950s and the 70s — in studios, small workshops and factories in a democratic (and commercially viable) move to take artistic MODERNITY into every home, through ceramics. 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. His influence is clearly seen in the abstracted forms of pieces such as this coffee/tea service.