Bleu Français – part II

Pierrefonds French Art Deco Vase with Dripping Blue Glaze (LEO Design)

We continue our presentation of Blue French pottery with this handsome piece from the Art Deco Twenties.  The stepped neck and little handles are pure Deco.  Meanwhile, the unbridled, seemingly-random dripping glaze is classic Art Nouveau.  This vase is a successful melding of Art Deco’s precision and structure and Art Nouveau’s organic whimsy.  However you see it, it is clearly a beautiful work—a piece strong enough to stand alone or as part of a larger collection.

More Bleu Français tomorrow.