2 Léon Pointu peau de serpent vases Ecole de Carries c1912
Two beautiful Léon Pointu vases with ‘peau de serpent’ (snakeskin) enamel decor on a semi-matte black glaze.
From around 1912.
Léon Pointu (1879-1942) innovated whilst working alongside his father, Jean, in St-Amand, Burgundy. (Pointu senior was an important ceramist in the École de Carriès.) The two were influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement and by Japanese design.
Vase 1 :
Height 3 inches / 8cm
Width 4 5/8 inches / 10cm
Vase 2 :
Height and width 2 1/3 inches – 6cm
Incised signature on base.