Vintage Jean Gerbino, Vallauris Bowl
This amazing vintage bowl was created by master ceramicist Jean Gerbino in Vallauris, France, sometime between the 40's - early 60's. It has an intricate floral design with ladybugs adorning.
"Jean Gerbino was heavily influenced by Japanese Nerikomi pottery or neriage. Neriage involves laminating different coloured clays to produce swirling blends of colour. If you then cut across the grain – a bit like making sushi, or Blackpool rock – you get beautiful repeat patterns. Jean Gerbino devoted 15 years of his life to developing his own unique process, a combination of mosaic and neriage. In 1931, it won him the Paris Concours Lépine prize."
This spectacular bowl is approximately 4.5" diameter x 1.25" high. Fantastic vintage condition, and it has a stamp on the bottom of Gerbino & Vallauris. It's a fascinating item!