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A pair of Vallauris grotto candlesticks, French c1960
H: 40cm (15.7")
These candlesticks are one of several examples made by Marius Giuge an artisan potter from the famous town of Vallauris in France c1960. Vallauris is a pottery region in south-eastern France, near Cannes. Pottery has been made there since ancient times. The area grew as a pottery centre in the late 19th century and many companies have flourished there since then, notably those of Massier and Foucard-Jourdan. Jean Cocteau and Picasso also helped to put Vallauris on the map and created and made pieces whilst staying there.