Bleu Français – part IV

Pierrefonds French Art Nouveau Vase with Crystalline Glazing (LEO Design)

Let’s end our parade of Blue French Pottery with the Art Nouveau piece, shown above, made by Pierrefonds at the turn-of-the-century.  This piece exhibits the entirely random and organic possibilities of glaze crystallization—a naturalism well-suited to the Art Nouveau.

And, speaking of Naturalism, to my eye there’s something rather aqueous—oceanic—about this piece.  Whether it’s the weathered look of blue-stained rocks or the golden lichen clinging to them, the glazing reminds me of a seasoned Mediterranean seaside at low tide.

Please come into the shop to see this piece—and the rest of our French art pottery—or click on the photo above to learn more about this piece.