Set of vintage Vallauris ceramic cups, pitcher and bowls- wooden effect

SKU: 2493

US$985 US$1,315

This fine Vallauris drinks service dates to circa 1950’s and is painted ceramic designed to look like it has been carved from wood. There are six cups, four bowls, one jug and a narrow platter. One of the bowls is branded Vallauris.

The Mediterranean village of Vallauris, has a rich history in ceramics dating back to ancient times due to its clay-rich soil and favorable climate. However, it wasn't until the 19th and early 20th centuries that Vallauris became a prominent center for ceramic production. The town's proximity to the French Riviera and its vibrant artistic community attracted many potters and artists.

One of the most significant events in Vallauris's ceramic history occurred in the aftermath of World War II when Pablo Picasso, the renowned Spanish artist, discovered the town's pottery traditions. In 1946, Picasso visited the Madoura pottery workshop in Vallauris and began experimenting with ceramics under the guidance of skilled craftsmen. His innovative approach and artistic vision revitalized the local ceramic industry and brought international attention to Vallauris as a center for contemporary ceramic art.

Picasso's collaboration with the Madoura workshop led to the creation of thousands of ceramic pieces, including plates, bowls, vases, and sculptures, many of which featured his iconic motifs and playful designs. His presence in Vallauris attracted other artists and artisans, further enriching the town's artistic community.


Cups measure 2¾” diameter x 5½” high

Long platter 5” wide x 20¾” long x 3½” high

Jug measures 4¾” x 6¾” wide x 11” high


Cups measure 7cm diameter x 14cm high

Long platter 13cm wide x 53cm long x 9cm high

Jug measures 12cm x 17cm wide x 28cm high

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