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Post by touchdry on October 23rd 2018, 9:42 am

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Hi Folks,

This is possibly a vintage French cylinder vase.

There are three marks on the base:
1. A narrow lozenge stamp with two words - "...US FRANCE"
2. What looks like a pair of parenthisese "[]"
3. A signature stamp - possibly "CA  stere"

I do not think the lozenge says "VALLAURIS FRANCE", and I do not know of any French atelier name that ends in "US".

I have searched for French cylinder vases but to no avail.

Please can anyone help?

Please note that it had two small handles (one has broken off).


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Post by touchdry on October 23rd 2018, 12:07 pm

... the lozenge could, of course, be "PARIS FRANCE". Which would mean trying to find a potter or pottery workshop name that ends in "ere" ... does that make sense? Any ideas, even if it does NOT end in "ere" will be very much appreciated.
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Post by NaomiM on October 23rd 2018, 12:13 pm

Gris France? G. Fere ?

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Post by touchdry on October 23rd 2018, 1:28 pm

Its UNIS PARIS ... and the signature is A Cytere forAlponse Cytere!
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Post by touchdry on October 24th 2018, 10:17 am

UNIS stands for Unio Nationale Inter Syndicate.
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