Vintage Bardot Coffee Set. Faux Bois. Grandjean-jourdan, Vallauris, Picasso
Vintage Brigitte Bardot motif coffee set. Related coffee pitcher, milk jug and sugar bowl with animal motifs. Four cups and five saucers in perfect condition. Very minor nicks to other pieces. This whimsical coffee set is the brainchild of the Grandjean-Jourdan ceramic factory in Vallauris, situated between Antibes and Cannes in Provence. A traditional pottery particularly noted for its fantasy pieces hand painted on a faux bois glaze. This set comprises of eight Bridget Bardot cups and saucers, one related giraffe coffee pitcher, one buffalo milk jug and one chicken sugar bowl. Due to the soft body of the pottery, some of the pieces have inevitably attracted the odd nick over the passage of time. This set was sourced by us from a dealer in France. And dates to the 1950s.
Vallauris is a pottery region in south-eastern France, near Cannes. Pottery has been made there since ancient times. The area grew as a pottery centre in the late 19th century, but was made famous by Pablo Picasso who made a huge body of work there between 1948 and 1955.
Another well-known potter, Robert Picault was a close friend, colleague and next-door-neighbour to Picasso, and the two learnt from each other aspects of the other's specialities. A relationship celebrated in a recent issue of. We also have a Robert Picault sunburst jug in a. SEE IMAGE 10 AND A SEPARATE.
Please look carefully at the images as they form part of the description. Coffee pitcher: 16 cms Milk jug: 11 cms. Sugar bowl: 5.5 cms.
M ilk jug: 6.5 cms. Will be dispatched encased in ploystyrene.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Bowls". The seller is "lacewing-provencal" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Time Period Manufactured: 1950-1959
- Production Technique: Pottery
- Manufacturer/ Type: GRANDJEAN-JOURDAN
- Vintage: Yes
- Product Type: Vases
- Country/Region of Manufacture: France
- Origin: FRANCE
- Material: GLAZED CERAMIC
- Colour: FAUX BOIS
- Year of Manufacture: 1950s
- Finish: FAUX BOIS
- Production Style: Art Pottery
- Brand: GRANDJEAN-JOURDAN
- Style: Mid-Century Modern
- Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original
- Theme: BRIDGET BARDOT
- Date Range: 1940-1959
- Type: COFFEE SET
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original