An unusual Émile Tessier vase from the 1950s. Glazed with white, there are two openings and a dainty overarching handle.
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 9½" wide overall x 7½" diameter x 9¾" high
Approx. overall 24cm wide overall x 19cm diameter x 25cm high