Large sandstone ewer called "Persian carafe".
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Gilbert MÉTÉNIER (1876-?)
Stoneware ewer called "Persian carafe".
Size: 43 cm
Superb piece in perfect condition, exceptional by its size.
Other ceramics by Gilbert Méténier are available.
Photographs and information on request.
Louis Méténier (1844-1922) is a French potter and ceramist based in Gannat (Allier).
His son Gilbert Méténier, born in Moulins on 30 September 1876, succeeded him in 1920 and ensured the reputation of Méténier stoneware.
The activity continued until 1940, when Gilbert Méténier destroyed all the moulds "so that they would not fall into the hands of the occupying forces"; he then left to live in Saint-Raphaël, where he was lost.
Méténier's sandstones, sometimes called "Gannat blues", are all the more sought-after as their enthusiasts are sure to find only authentic pieces since, due to the destruction of the moulds and dies, it is not technically possible to make copies of the pieces created by this factory between 1920 and 1939.