Accolay lamp
Accolay lamp
Accolay lamp
Accolay lamp
Accolay lamp
Accolay lamp
Accolay lamp
Accolay lamp

Accolay lamp

c. 1970 France

Offered by Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.

£1,650 gbp
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A stoneware and resin inclusion floor lamp by the Accolay pottery, Yonne, Burgundy, circa 1970.

Notes on Accolay pottery:

1944 - Four friends leave Paris and the atmosphere of St Germain-des-Près to escape from obligatory work in Germany. They came to the professional college of ceramics in Cluny (Saône et Loire) where Alexandre KOSTANDA teaches them the art of Pottery.

They started with making ceramic buttons for their own use. At the end of the year 1945, Christian DIOR creates his “maison de couture” he contacts André BOUTAUD and his friends asking them to make buttons for his new collection along with brooches and pieces of jewellery. The four young apprentices made around 300 pieces. It could have been a “once off” order if the fashion magazines hadn’t published Christian DIOR’S new collection. After the war “ceramic buttons” become very much a fashion item.

As success comes, they decide to found a community and they settle on the 26th of October 1945 in an old unused factory in the Village of Accolay in the Yonne department of Burgundy.

In the year 1946, more than 3000 ceramic buttons and jewellery were leaving this factory, multi-coloured and extraordinary pieces,
In all sorts of different shapes, animal, vegetal, gold tinted…etc.

In 1948 fashion was changing and they started making useful ceramics, decorative ornamental pieces, photo frames, fruit baskets and small ceramic sculptures.

They continued their success well into the 1970’s, This was the period where one saw the appearance of ceramics with resin inclusions, and lamps and tables that lit up.

Height 146.00 cm (57.48 inches)
Diameter 31.00 cm (12.20 inches)
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