Valentine Schlegel - Important Design London Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Paris

  • Literature

    'Surely Valentine', The World of Interiors, October 2012, pp. 304, 306 for similar examples

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the 1950s, the French sculptor Valentine Schlegel created a series of coil-built, organically-shaped ceramics. Working between her native Sète and Paris, where she had moved in 1945, Schlegel’s contoured forms and muted palette reflect the enduring inspiration she found in the Mediterranean landscape. The present vases, whose soft botanic shapes initially appear abstract in form, were intended as functional objects, characteristically weaving the sculptor’s art practice and day-to-day experience.



circa 1957
Glazed terracotta.
23 cm (9 in.) high
Underside incised V-Schlegel.

£3,000 - 5,000 

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019

Important Design

London Auction 18 October 2018