Pair of large red ceramics - Gérard Hofmann (1917-1965) - 20½"

SKU: 18381

These two exquisite large pottery pieces were made by Gérard Hofmann (1917-1965) who worked in Vallauris during the early twentieth century. The tureen features Hofman's signature tail shaped handle while the broad pan is a take on antique culinary cooking pans. 

Gérard Hofmann, an esteemed artist who collaborated with the legendary Fernand Léger, also worked at Cérenne, a renowned hub for many artists of his time. Hofmann specialized in a remarkable manganese red glaze. However, towards the end of his career, supply issues with quality enamels led to his signature red taking on an orange hue. Therefore this pair are earlier pieces as they are wonderfully red and in no way orange.

Vallauris, a town in the French Riviera, became a renowned hub for pottery in the 20th century. The region's pottery tradition dates back centuries, but it gained significant prominence after World War II. Influential artists like Picasso and Jean Marais settled there, transforming local craftsmanship with their avant-garde techniques. Studios such as Madoura and La Poterie de l'Homme and Atelier Cérenne saw a fusion of traditional skills with modern artistic expressions. The influx of artists brought international attention, making Vallauris a vibrant center for ceramic art and innovation throughout the century.


Soupiere 8¾" high x 18" wide w/ handles x 11" diameter externally, pan 20½" wide w/ handle
Soupiere 22cm high x 46cm wide w/ handles x 28cm diameter externally, pan 52cm wide w/ handle

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