This beautiful Émile Tessier tea service dates from the 1950s. The pieces are beautifully handmade and glazed white. There are 10 cups & saucers, a sugar bowl, milk jug and teapot. They are signed ET underneath.
Émile Tessier (1887-1971) was a well known ceramist from Malicorne, Sarthe in the North of France. He lived through two world wars and the German occupation. He was raised surrounded by potters and ceramists and eventually established his own atelier. He was inspired by ancient pottery and became well known for pure white pieces with decoration in relief including twisted motifs, the Fleur de Lys, animals, flowers and foliage.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 4" diameter x 6" saucer diameter, teapot 11¾" long
Approx. overall 10cm diameter x 15cm saucer diameter, teapot 30cm long