French Art Pottery


Delphin Massier Art Nouveau

Faïence   – Delphin Massier  1908


Rambervillers :  In 1903 Alphonse Cytere set up an art studio in Rambervillers which produced ceramics often designed by prestigious artists of the Ecole de Nancy such as Bussiere, Gruber, Jeandelle, Majorelle. Rambervillers specialized in unusual and iridescent glazes on organic forms.

 Rambervillers Art Nouveau vase

Rene Jeandelle for Rambervillers Art Nouveau iridescent ceramic vase with a relief nude under full blown poppies.

1905-1906 ( Terra Mare Antiques )


Montieres : Jean Barol :  (1873-1966) formerly a glaze artist in Clement Massier’s Golf Juan workshop founded the company B.A.C.S. in Vallauris in 1912. In 1917 Barol left B.A.C.S. and with Francois Sicard founded Montieres in the city of Montieres-les-Amiens, in the north of France. Montieres produced iridescent and enameled ceramics similar to Massier and B.A.C.S. Barol was artistic director of Montieres  until 1920.

Montieres French Pottery

Montieres small metallic glazed match holder with etched flower and leaf designs.

1917 – 1920


Theodore Deck :  (1823–1891) was a 19th century French ceramist. Deck moved to Paris and in 1856 he established his own faience workshop and began to experiment with the Islamic and Oriental styles that mirrored his interest in historicism and exotic influences that were popular at the time.

Theodore Deck flambé glazed vase

French Art Nouveau Theodore Deck brilliant flambé glazed vase. Signed on base.

Circa 1890



French Montieres Pottery

French Montieres Pottery Vase



French art deco vase Serves

 This French art deco vase of remarkable presence is by Sevres and dates from the mid 1920’s.



" Dancers " Vase - Mougin

” Dancers “

Mougin– Nancy, France



French Art Nouveau Vase

  Art Nouveau Vase – Zsolnay



Clement Massier Ceramic Cup

Clement Massier



Clement Massier Cup and Saucer

Clement Massier  Cup  and Saucer



Alphonse Cytere French Glazed Pottery

Alphonse Cytere

French metallic glazed pottery with pewter chestnut leaf overlay.

 Pierrefonds pottery

Alphonse Cytere – 1936



Pierrefonds  :

 The Societe Faienciere Heraldique de Pierrefonds pottery studio was founded in the village of Pierrefonds in 1903 by Count Hallez d’Arros and is renowned for it’s crystalline and flambe glazes

Pierrefonds red flambé glazed pitcher

French art pottery Pierrefonds red flambé glazed pitcher with exaggerated spout.

1920’s – 1930’s

Pierrefonds French Double Handled Vase

Pierrefonds French Art Pottery Double Handled Vase, beautiful blue and green crystalline glaze



Pierrefonds 3-Handled Crystalline Vase

Pierrefonds  Three Handled Crystalline Vase


Denbac : 

Denbac Pottery Vierzon, France was started by Rene Denert, an artist and ceramist who started making pottery in 1908. In 1921 he partnered with R.L. Balichon under the name Denbac. Denbac used the local grey clay and a flame pattern of glazes known as “gres flamme” and distinctive crystalline glazes. The company closed in 1952.

Denbac French vase

 Small Denbac handled vase with scarab beetles circling the rim.

Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat FRENCH VASE

Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat – 1896

V & A Museum



French art pottery vase by Jacques Blin

French art pottery vase by Jacques Blin (1920-1995); c. 1950.

Tall earthenware vessel decorated with birds in sgraffito.




A French Art Nouveau ceramic bowl by Clement Massier, featuring an abstract foliate decoration with a brown glaze.

( Macklowe Gallery )



French Pottery Vase

Menelika  Suisse



Belgian Art Deco VaseBelgian Art Deco Vase ” Biches Bleues “

by Catteau for Boch Feres – 1925



Adrienne Picard:

She left the school of Fine Arts in Lyon in 1913 to enter the workshop of the glass master NICOD. In 1920, she settled in Paris where she drew sketches for stained glass windows in the workshop of Maurice DENIS, then in 1921 she completed her training as a ceramist at the National Manufacture in Sèvres. In 1922 she went back to Lyon to take over the management of her father’s ceramics workshop, Henri PICARD. Until 1951 she made big stoneware vases mainly meant for  urbanism, large fountains, medallions, decorative plates and panels, and pieces intended for garden art.

French Faience - Adrienne Picard

Adrienne Picard



French Pottery Vase -Léon Pointu

Léon Pointu



Gilbert Portanier  :

Between 1945 and 1948 Gilbert PORTANIER studies architecture and painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1948, he settles down in Vallauris and immediately followed the way initiated by Picasso by founding Le Triptyque with Albert DIATO and Francine DELPIERRE. A year and a half later, he went from one workshop to the other, multiplying his baking experiments, favouring  unique pieces, before moving into an old traditional workshop in 1954 where he still is to-day

French Art Pottery - Gilbert Portanier

Gilbert Portanier

Gustave Reynaud Vase

Gustave Reynaud



Georges Serre French Ceramique

Georges Serre



Boch Freres Belgian art deco vase

This  French art deco vase in the form of a pilgrim flask was created in 1925 at the Belgian firm Boch Freres under the artistic direction of Charles Catteau (1880-1966).

The ceramic, which is glazed in an Egyptian Faience blue with a craqueleure finish is mounted with a silver metal rim .



Longwy vase France

Longwy vase with floral motif




Sevres French Pottery vase

Sevres Vase



Paul Jean Milet vase

Paul Jean Milet

Images courtesy of Jason Jacques Inc.

french potter Emile Decoeur

Emile Decoeur (French, 1876-1953)

Images courtesy of Jason Jacques Inc.



Auguste Delaherche

Volute Vase by Auguste Delaherche

Images courtesy of Jason Jacques Inc.



Hans Stoltenberg-tall vase

Hans Stoltenberg
Decapod, circa 1899

Images courtesy of Jason Jacques Inc.



Edmond Lachenal



Friedrich Goldscheider

In 1885, Friedrich Goldscheider came from the small Bohemian city of Pilsen to Vienna and founded the Goldscheider Manufactory and Majolica Factory. It became one of the most influential ceramic manufactories of terracotta, faience and bronze objects in Austria with subsidiaries in Paris,Leipzig and Florence.


Friedrich Goldscheider Art Nouveau vase

Friedrich Goldscheider

Art Nouveau Vase

Friedrich Goldscheider – Sculptor, Pecheur

( ceramique1900 )


Lucien Brisdoux (1878-1963) :

He succeeded his father Achille in 1905, then in 1927  created his own studio his production was then exclusively dedicated to decorative cast stoneware. He particularly liked metal glazing (gold or platinum) with special casting effects through creosote-blasting, after applying ceramic gold.

Lucian Brisdoux ceramique vessel

Lucian Brisdoux

Lucian Brisdoux



Rare Art Nouveau Jug  – Pierre Adrian Dalpayrat

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 (Faience) flattened Ovoid Vase On Heel

French ceramicist Methey André-(1871---1921)

André  Methey – (1871-1921)

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Mougin Bros Art Deco

Mougin Bros Art Deco

Red vase-with-paunchy-body by Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat-

Tall vase  red ox blood colour – Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat  (1844-1910)

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Armin Cichos Clement Massier / L. Levy

Art Nouveau Vase –  Clement Massier / L. Levy

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Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat

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Mid-Century bottle by Jean Derval – (1925-2010)

Jacques & Dani RUELLAND

Jacques & Dani Ruelland

Emile Decoeur

Iridescent drip glaze vase – Émile decoeur  (1876-1953)


Alexandre Bigot

Fernand Lacaf & Françoise Delacourt Lacaf

Fernand Lacaf & Françoise Delacourt Lacaf – Large bowl

EUGENE LION-(1867-1945)

Eugene Lion -(1867-1945)

Fernand lacaf - (1920-1991)

Unique vivid orange pitcher – Fernand Lacaf – (1920-1991)

Gensoli Maurice

 The Jungle – Maurice Gensoli   (1892-1972)

Henri Vallombrosa

Henri Vallombreuse

French Potter Léon-Pointu.-Vase

 Slipcast stoneware vase, decorated with glossy and matt patches of rust, cream, brown, purple and black glazes by Léon Pointu, France






  1. stephan
    Posted June 18, 2012 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    hello,dous anyone know of pottery :marked,MADE IN FRANCE-signed on body of vase DAGA—-Any help this site ,very interesting

  2. robbie
    Posted June 18, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Daga Design Studio was established by Maigon Daga in 1954, just a few years after arriving in Adelaide S.Australia, as a refugee from Latvia. Daga and his family relocated to America in 1964 where he continued producing ceramics from his home. In 1970, Daga opened his studio in Minneapolis where it remains to this day.In 1980 Daga began sculpting and producing the animal forms for which he has become widely known. Maybe your piece is a different Daga.

  3. o
    Posted February 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    nice but some rude

  4. Roger king
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone have any information on a potter named bonocco, we picked up a piece of his work in Provence last year

  5. Anonymous
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone know of a french pottery designer named “Palley”?

  6. robbie
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Try this link .. .. clik on images.

  7. Janice
    Posted September 26, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Anyone has information on a potter that sign his name LI

  8. Mehnoush
    Posted February 11, 2014 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Lots of information on Ceramic! You have a great blog and Thank you for sharing!
    🙂 Mehnoush

  9. Roland von Rummel
    Posted September 24, 2015 at 1:53 am | Permalink

    No. 8 from the top is definitely not a French Art Nouveau Vase, but a product from the Zsolnay factory, Pécs, Hungary.

  10. Linda
    Posted March 11, 2017 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    Is there Charmine porttery?

  11. Don Merrill
    Posted July 22, 2017 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone can help me to identify the maker of this approximately 19″ hand thrown ceramic vase. It is heavily incised with sfraffito. The them is Africa…natives, elephants, monkeys, etc. very well done. A small impressed square mark on the bottom. Seems to be two words, the first beginning with the letter “D”. There is also an incised number “34” on the underside. I don’t know if this might be a date.i can include images. Sincerely, Don

  12. Robbie Hood
    Posted March 12, 2021 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    Roger King, maybe you meant Barocco

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