Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cross-Cultural Clay

Born in Sicily in 1876, Jean Gerbino made his name in Vallauris, France, perfecting his own technique inspired by the Chinese Neriage - pottery of the 7th Century Tang Dynasty. From his initial offerings in the 1930s, his complex mosaic-like works were appreciated and awarded many times for decades to come, culminating in his earning France's Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in 1962.
Our collection here are small and precious pieces of historical pottery ranging from 4.5" to 6.5" in diameter. The vase is just under 5".

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