A typical example of Tessier's works - this lovely pitcher has a twisted handle and fleur de Lys motifs. 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.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 8¼" wide with handle x 5½" diameter x 8¾" high
Approx. overall 21cm wide with handle x 14cm diameter x 22cm high