Year of Realization
9 x 9
Ovoid Vase: French art deco period glazed earthenware vase by Robert Lallemant. Spheroid shape with circular lip; stippled grey/black pattern on ivory ground, c. 1920s. Lallemant's work is signed with the letters T (his father's initial and R (his own.)
French born Lallemant (1902 - 1954) trained with acclaimed potter Raoul Lachenal before opening his own studio in Paris @ 1925. In 1929 he was the only ceramicist to become a founding member of the "Union des Artistes Modernes" movement, whose tenet was that objects should first and foremost be functional and adapted to modern life. He abruptly stopped creating ceramics in the early 1930s to devote his energy to interior design and other projects. His ceramic work remains rare.