Suzanne Ramié (1907-1974), Tripode vase, France, 1950

Suzanne Ramié (1907-1974), Tripode vase, France, 1950

Madoura workshop, Vallauris
Glazed earthenware
Madoura purchase thanks to the patronage of Fabergé, 2001
Inv. 2001.61.1
© Les Arts Décoratifs / photo: Jean Tholance

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In Vallauris, the Madoura studio that Suzanne Ramié directed with her husband became, from 1946, an active centre for many painters and sculptors including Picasso, Chagall and Brauner. Suzanne Ramié updated traditional shapes of Mediterranean pottery using monochrome glazes that were matt or brilliant and by contributing a refined sculptural dimension to used shapes. Another version of this surprisingly modern tripod vase was decorated by Picasso.

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