Vallauris Ceramic Circular Hollow Cup - Signed Jean Gerbino - Period: Art Deco flag

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"Vallauris Ceramic Circular Hollow Cup - Signed Jean Gerbino - Period: Art Deco"
Magnificent circular hollow cup on small heel, in ceramic with polychrome mosaic decoration.

Made by Ateliers mosaique Gerbino, creation of the Vallauris workshops.

Stylized flowers in brown, beige and black tones on a multicoloured green, ochre and cream background

Period : XXth century
Circa : 1980-2002
Dimensions : Height : 5,5cm - Diameter : 22,5cm
Signature : on the heel

Jean Gerbino is a French master ceramist born on March 27, 1876 in Santo Stefano di Camastra in the province of Messina in Sicily and died on December 6, 1966.

His work is part of the name Vallauris pottery, which includes the ceramic production of the workshops and factories established in the region from the end of the 19th century.

The particular process known as "Gerbino" combines different techniques of mosaic and nériage (mixture of coloured earths).
The earthenware clays are coloured in the mass by oxides. These clays are assembled flat to form designs. The plates are shaped in moulds.

In earthenware, the variability of shrinkage of the clay is a major issue. This shrinkage is managed by the addition of oxides that allow a balance to be established between the different colours, provided that the humidity of the different clays is kept as uniform as possible.

Extremely slow drying is necessary. After drying, the piece is fired once, covered with a colourless glaze and then fired a second time.

"With their "Africano-Moorish" look, Jean Gerbino's ceramics bear the mark of the exotic colonial style of the 1930s, when they were born.

This recurring fashion has brought them back into fashion. But with the passage of time, they also appear as timeless curiosities, endowed with strong decorative qualities.
Price : 390 €
Artist : Jean Gerbino
Period:20th Century
Style:Art Deco
Condition : Très bon état

Material : Céramique terre mêlée polychrome
Diameter : 22,5
Height : 5,5

Reference : 816627
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