A large vase / pitcher heavily decorated with acorns, oak foliage and flowers.
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 11½" wide with handles x 9" diameter 12½" high
Approx. overall 29cm wide with handles x 23cm diameter 32cm high
See photos from Émile Tessier: le "patron" faïencier de Malicorne.
Moron, Céline, and Gilles Kervella. Émile Tessier: Le “Patron” Faïencier de Malicorne. Reinette, 2013.