A hand decorated pottery jardiniere by Valerie Pholien, a talented student of Evariste Carpentier at the Academy of Royal Arts in Liège.
Born in 1903 she started to work in the her husband's family hotel at the age of 30 and did not produce any further artwork. We can therefore reasonably assume that the jardinière was produced before her marriage, while she lived and studied in Liège.
Impressed mark to the base "JFLlABA, LIEGE".
Beautifully executed decoration.
Belgian, early 20th century.
H:33 W:42 D:42 CM
H:13 W:16.5 D:16.5 INCHES