This lovely oil and vinegar service dates from the mid-twentieth-century. The form is rather bird-shaped. Note the chip on one lid and on the side of the container.
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.
Pitchers measure 8¼" high each, support measures 11½" x 6"
Pitchers measure 21cm high each, support measures 29cm x 15cm