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Vintage French Set of Three Glazed Painted Stoneware Plates in Blue Lava, 1970s

French Mid-Century Modern, set of three glazed painted stoneware decorative plates in blue and black lava.

As its name indicates, 'écume de mer' glazes emulate the 'froth of the sea'; as can be seen in this hand thrown and hand-painted plates. All are glazed with the typical blue "Emaux des Glaciers", for which this pottery was renown.

This ceramics was known to collectors as 'fat lava' or blue 'lava' and were made during the 1960s and the 1970s at the Poterie du Cyclope, in ANNECY (France), by Charles Cart, who evolved his distinctive new glazes by asking chemists to show him how to 'spoil' glazes.

Cyclope Pottery Annecy Emaux des Glaciers – France, circa 1960s-1970s. Great collector plates.