This large Emile Tessier vase is the model 'Potiche "Veille France" relief spirals. It has pretty, textured diagonal stripes on the face. This would look fabulous with a large floral display.
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 13¾" high x 10¾" diameter externally
Approx. overall 35cm high x 27cm diameter externally
See photos from Émile Tessier: le "patron" faïencier de Malicorne.
Moron, Céline, and Gilles Kervella. Émile Tessier: Le “Patron” Faïencier de Malicorne. Reinette, 2013.