French Terracotta Vase Chimere
This unusual French terracotta Vase Chimere is from Poterie du Mesnil de Bavent. Since 1842, their primary business has been the manufacture of roof tiles, roof finials, roof ridge sculptures and other glazed terra cotta architectural pieces. They do on occasion make garden pots. This pot features a border design of chimeras at the top. In Greek mythology, a chimera was a fire breathing female monster with a lion’s head, the body of a goat, and the tail of a serpent. The cream colored clay is typical of clay in the Normandy region. This is a one of kind French garden pot. Click on the pictures below for details.
20 inches diameter x 17.7 inches tall 895.00