"Large Ewer In Sandstone By Gilbert Méténier - Early 20th Century"Gilbert MÉTÉNIER (1876-?)
Stoneware ewer called "Persian carafe".
Size: 43 cm
Superb piece in perfect condition, exceptional by its size.
Other ceramics by Gilbert Méténier are available.
Photographs and information on request.
Louis Méténier (1844-1922) is a French potter and ceramist based in Gannat (Allier).
His son Gilbert Méténier, born in Moulins on 30 September 1876, succeeded him in 1920 and ensured the reputation of Méténier stoneware.
The activity continued until 1940, when Gilbert Méténier destroyed all the moulds "so that they would not fall into the hands of the occupying forces"; he then left to live in Saint-Raphaël, where he was lost.