This stunning piece is all about the form and the glaze, both of which speak volumes about the craftsmanship and skill in creating this piece.
The pale turquoise crystalline areas are bordered with a grey green metallic lustre overlaying a soft lemon yellow glossy underglaze. The glaze sits on a slender Solifleur bud vase shaped body, with subtly organic, graceful ridges and curves of the art nouveau influences gracing the bulb of the vase.
The vase is inscribed on its base with the model number, Pierrefonds mark and coat of arms insignia.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Pierrefonds - full name, the 'Societe Faienciere Heraldique de Pierrefonds' pottery studio was founded in the village of Pierrefonds France in 1903 by Count Hallez d’Arros and is renowned for its sophisticated forms covered in crystalline and flambe glazes. The mark features an armoured helmet, flanked by the letters "P" and "H".
Very good, no chips of cracks, with the exception of a small scuff measuring c. 0.2" / 0.5 cm and some chips on the base of the vase, which are not visible when upright. Wear is commensurable with the age of the piece, please see photos as part of condition report.
Height: c. 8.5" / 22.5 cm by c. 5" / 13.5 cm across the body's widest point.
Unpackaged weight: c. 0.5 kg / 549 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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