These large and striking Émile Tessier vases date from the 1950s. They have interesting coil handles.
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.
Heavy wear and rustic condition consistent with age and use.
9" diameter x 14¼" high each
23cm diameter x 36cm high each