This impressive French Art Deco vessel stands a tall 9" by 7" in diameter.  It has a killer Art Deco ball form, with a long rectangular stepped collar, which is covered in an oyster craqueleure glaze, with blue touches. The sphere is glazed in a stormy combination of purple and pink, and touches of blue-gray. The vase is marked 'Marcel Guillard', 'Editions Etling, Paris', 'Wuilleumier, SCPR (Sculptor)' and 'France'. The vase is pictured in the May 1927 issue of "Les Echos des Industries D'Art". Free Shipping within the USA.This vase was designed by French ceramic artist Marcel Guillard (1896-1932) for Swiss sculptor Willy Wuilleumier (1898-1983).  Wuilleumier commissioned Guillard to design a series of earthenware vessels in a Modern style, c1920s, in the heart of the Art Deco movement.  The design of this vase, and others by Guillard, were submitted to the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts, Paris, 1925. Guillard marketed their wares through 'Editions Etling'.  This vase is earthenware and has a nice heft to it.  It is in near original studio condition, with a small surface glaze chip on the side edge of the stepped collar as can be seen in the photos.  This stunning vase dates to c1920s and is an awesome example of period French Art Deco ceramics.

French Art Deco Earthenware Vase c1925 by Marcel Guillard/Willy Wuilleumier



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