White and Brown Pitcher, c. 1950-1960
This unusual white and brown pottery pitcher resembles a knobby rock seashell. The angular handle and the area adjacent to where it attaches to the pitcher are unadorned white. The name Vallauris is imprinted on the bottom of the pitcher, indicating that it was produced in Vallauris, France. 7W x 6D x 10T. From France.Historical BackgroundVallauris, a pottery region near Cannes in southeastern France, is traditionally known as a production center of glazed clay. Faience production was added in the 19th century, causing the area to grow. Modern Vallauris pottery is lead-glazed earthenware, often highly colored.