A large and fabulous Vallauris (France) 'fat lava' shallow bowl or dish. It's an asymmetric pottery sculpture with two round carry handle holes. The centre is glossy bubbly rings of orange/red and brown with a splash of white/aqua. Highly textured outer edges with a white glossy pitted fat lava glaze, there are some burst bubbles - all part of the character. The fat lava glaze is like popcorn over brown, see close up photo. Very much like the West German fat lava textures and typical of the Vallauris decor. Circa 1970s vintage. Part kitsch, part retro and part Mid-century modern in styling. Please study photos - it's quite something! No maker's marks but undoubtedly Vallauris, France. A huge 37.5cm long x 25.5cm wide x 9cm deep. The perfect size as a table centrepiece. Very good condition. There's one chip on an upper outer corner edge, see far right of last photo. Includes P&P to the UK.
Large Vallauris fat lava bowl. Mid century retro dish. Vintage French textured
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