This lovely clam shell shaped dish dates from the 1950s. It can be used for serving nibbles or as a large soap dish. Signed ET.
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.
Approx. overall 9" wide x 9½" x 2¾" high
Approx. overall 23cm wide x 24cm x 7cm high