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.