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A splendid Mid 20th Century Fat Lava ceramic glazed pottery cockerel decanter with eight matching cups on a barley twisted iron stand, by Vallauris, France Circa 1950s.
Vallauris is a small town near Cannes on the Côte d’Azur renowned for its pottery in the Mid 20th Century. The artist Picasso lived and worked in the town from 1948-1955 in order to facilitate his early artistic experimentation with pottery. Seduced by the "town with a hundred potters" it was in his villa nestled on the hills of Vallauris that his creativity was set free.
Cockerel decanter 26cm H 16cm W 8.5cm deep
Cups each approx 5cm x 5cm dia (two fleabites to rim, but nothing dramatic).