Art Deco Period Ceramic Vase by Jean Mayodon

French Art Deco ceramic vase by Jean Mayodon, the brown glazed finish showing a representation of Bacchante. France: circa 1925. Artist's cipher to underside. Provenance: Seymour Stein Collection. One of the foremost French Art Deco ceramicists, Jean Mayodon was initially trained as an interior decorator and painter but by the age of twenty had turned to ceramics. Setting up a workshop in his hometown of Sèvres, Mayodon quickly gained recognition. He presented his ceramics for the first time in 1919 at the Musée Galliera which led to a solo exhibition two years later. He collaborated with Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann at the extraordinarily influential 1925 World's Fair in Paris, the Exposition International des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Moderne and his work was also included in the Parisian Salons des Artistes Décorateurs of 1928 and 1932, a primary forum for young designers. Throughout his successful career Mayodon participated in numerous international exhibitions. So celebrated were Mayodon's ceramics that from 1934-39 he served as an artistic adviser at the foremost porcelain company, Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres and from 1941-42 was the artistic director. In addition to Ruhlmann, he collaborated with other preeminent designers and architects of the day including, Eugene Printz, Jules Leleu, and Raymond Subes.

10 in.
4.75 in.
Very good condition

Circa 1925