1960s Jean Marais black glazed ceramic jug.       

In dark slate color with an enamel finish, the piece is signed "Jean Marais" on the lower part of the rounding. Made in Ateliers Vallauris.

Jean Marais was a French actor of stage & screen. Marais received numerous international awards and recognitions for his contribution to film art, including the French Legion of Honour (1996). He spent his later years living in his house in Vallaruis, in the South of France where he was involved in painting, sculpture and pottery, and was visited by Pablo Picasso and other cultural figures. Jean Marais died of a heart failure on November 8, 1998, in Cannes, France, and was laid to rest in the small Cemetiere de Vallauris, France.

Circa: 1960

Origin: France

Condition: In excellent condition, commensurate with age and use.

Dimensions: 23cm h x 18cm w x 13cm d

Ref: 4494