Gerbino vase

Gerbino vase

Gerbino vase - 4⅝" (117 mm) high. Late 19th or early 20th century.

From what we can gather Gerbino built his pots in a similar way to coiling (see ), but instead of using a long sausage of clay he added the 'fillets' one by one. The result is a three-dimensional mosaic.


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, and many companies have flourished there since then, notably those of Massier and Foucard-Jourdan.

Modern Vallauris is lead-glazed earthenware, often highly coloured; the Mediterranean location sometimes showing its influence. Domestic tableware and cooking pots feature prominently.


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