Jean Pointu Gourd Vase, Stoneware, Ecole de Carries c1912
Stoneware drip glaze gourd vase by French ceramist, Jean Pointu (1843-1925).
It was made in St-Amand, Burgundy, after Pointu embraced the École de (Jean) Carriès. It reflects Japanese influence and that of the Arts & Crafts movement.
Pointu was known as a perfectionist, and his attention to detail is evident in the bronze drip glaze overlaying the mouth and running the length of the vase. Hand thrown and very tactile.
Incised signature : Jean U.
Dates from around 1912.
Height around 10 inches / 25cm