Tiggy & Pip is a vintage home décor shop by mother and son décor and interior design loving duo, Tiggy and Pip Coudray.
With a shared love of all things French and vintage we opened our shop in 2011.
Based in France, between Cognac and La Rochelle, we source unusual items from recent French and European history. Everyday French household items from the 1880's to 1980's which, although at one time were plentiful, are now increasingly rare and collectible. We source specialist props for films/photo shoots and interior designers. Many of our 'finds' are currently on display in a number of top New York restaurants and Hollywood apartments.
Price includes shipping - see shipping notes for details.
This is a very rare 1950's, vintage mid century platter/ fruit bowl.
It is clearly marked ‘Vallauris’ on the glazed underside.
The small scenic town of Vallauris is in the Alpes-Maritimes department of the Provence-Alpes -Côte d'Azur region of South-Eastern France.
It became world famous when Picasso lived there in the 1940's and 1950's and Majolica from Vallauris is celebrated for its beautiful glazes and extraordinary shapes.
This bowl has been hand-painted in an expressive mid-century modern, highly textured design that typically characterizes the region’s pottery.
The brown base glaze of this plate has been overlaid with a gorgeous mixture of turquoise/white and creamy brown 'foam' that mingles with ‘fiery orange/red’ surrounding glaze on the outer edges.
It is shaped as two conch shells - twisted together on opposite sides and has a pronounced, fluted edge. The lines of the 'twirls' and where the two shells join together form raised segments that are incredibly tactile and integral to the design.
Perfect as a seafood platter for a table centerpiece and equally beautiful as a fruit bowl.
Anyone who collects majolica glazed mid century pottery would love this wonderful piece.
It is large measuring 39cms/ 15¼" x 19cms/ 7½" and is 7cms/ 2¾" deep. It weighs 1.3kgs/ 2.9lbs.
It has one very, very tiny graze in the edge at one end (see the last photo - where it is just visible at the bottom), which is not noticeable at normal viewing distance and in no way detracts from the beauty or quality of this wonderful item.
A beautiful piece of Vintage Vallauris Pottery! ..............We love it!.................
We ship worldwide.
Your purchase will be carefully packaged and shipped from France using La Poste's First Class 'Colissimo International' service. It will be fully tracked, signed for and insured.
We don't charge for packaging and should the worst happen we always refund or replace.
Most orders ship the following business day. When we're extra busy, it may take up to 3 days.
Once you have been notified of dispatch the delivery time frames are as follows:
Europe: 1 - 5 working days.
Rest of the World 5 -14 working days.
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There's always a discount for multiple purchases and we'll always combine shipping costs to give you the best price.
We've lots more gorgeous French 'finds' if you'd like to take a look.
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