A pretty vase from the 1950s from the Émile Tessier atelier. There are four openings so flowers can be creatively arranged and displayed.
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 8¾" diameter at widest point x 9½" high
Approx. overall 22cm diameter at widest point x 24cm high