1 of 10 images

"Vase with Classical Nudes," Rare, Unique Vase with Male Nudes by Mayodon


Richly glazed in tones of ruddy brown, ivory and dark chocolate, this stunning vase by Jean Mayodon features a series of medallions with classical nude male figures in various poses. One figure is shown running with arms raised, others are shown in recumbent positions, and the fourth is shown going to battle with sword and shield. Mayodon was one of France's great practitioners of what we now call Art Deco during its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s, and he favoured sculptures and vessels executed in ceramic or porcelain. His male figures tend to have wide shoulders and imposing figures and his glazes are rich and atmospheric. The decorative design here is especially distinctive, including a checkerboard pattern on the upper and lower portions of the vase.


  • Condition
    Excellent. Overall excellent; one chip on base..
  • Dimensions

    H 11.75 in. x Dm 6.5 in.

    H 29.85 cm x Dm 16.51 cm

  • Diameter
    6.5 in. (16.51 cm)
  • Seller location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2009
Typical response time: 10 hrs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
"Nude Hunters with Deer," Exceptional Art Deco ...
Jean-Leon Mayodon
French Vases
A highly unusual vase by Jean Mayodon, one of France's leading artists in the Art Deco era, this piece depicts two scenes of nude male hunters with several deer. One of the hunters i...
"Frieze of Male Nudes," Large, Highly Rare Art ...
Gaston Goor
French Vases
One of the most striking -- and rare -- vases ever produced by the Mougin ceramics firm in France, this vase ringed by four nude male figures clasping hands was sculpted by Gaston Go...
"Nude Warriors and Physician," Rare Art Deco Ap...
Jean-Leon Mayodon
French Vases
Created by one of France's great practitioners of Art Deco during its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s, this rare ceramic with relief sculpture by Jean Mayodon for the Sevres works pict...
"Nude with Cape," Large and Important Bas Relie...
Jean-Leon Mayodon
French Wall-mounted Sculptures
This large, unique sculptural panel demonstrates, in a bold and dramatic way, Jean Mayodon's fascination with the classical nude, interpreted of course in a modern way. Mayodon was o...
You May Also Like

Jean Mayodon Vase

Jean Mayodon Vase
Jean-Leon Mayodon
French Vases
Stunning hand-painted vase depicting abstracted torsos and animals on ghostly wooded landscape. Celedon on cobalt glazes with gold-leaf detail. Artists cipher to underside.

Green Vase by Jeans Mayodon, circa 1930

Green Vase by Jeans Mayodon, circa 1930
Jean-Leon Mayodon
French Vases
1930s green vase by Jeans Mayodon, France Measures: H 25 cm DM 20 cm.
Pair of Art Deco Hand-Painted Ceramic Vases wit...
Bretby Ceramics
English Vases
Ceramic, Paint
This sophisticated pair of hand-painted ceramic vases were realized by the esteemed British early 20th century pottery studio, Bretby. Hand-painted in dark chocolate and cream tones,...

Rare French Art Deco Ceramic Vase by Longwy

Rare French Art Deco Ceramic Vase by Longwy
Faïenceries et Emaux de Longwy
French Vases
Rare, one of a kind, French Art Deco ceramic and enameled floral vase designed by Maurice Paul Chevallier for Fai¨ences de Longwy decorated in a crackle glaze of vibrant colors and g...
Extraordinary Ceramic Vase by Accolay, circa 19...
Accolay Pottery
French Ceramics
An extraordinary ceramic vase by Accolay with a unique abstract decoration. Perfect original conditions. Signed under the base “Accolay,” circa 1960-1970.
Jean Mayodon French Art Deco Small Stoneware Vase
Jean-Leon Mayodon
French Vases
Ceramic, Stoneware
This small vase has two figures in action on a blue and gold ground. Jean Mayodon was trained as a painter, but became a ceramist with a painter's mind. He produced figurative dec...

Catteau Era Ceramic Art Deco Vase with Flower Motif

Catteau Era Ceramic Art Deco Vase with Flower M...
Charles Catteau for Boch Freres
Belgian Vases
Ceramic, Enamel
Large vase with unusual color treatment. Made by Boch during Charles Catteau era. Ceramic cloisonné with crackle background in strong blue and orange colors. Cloisonné is defined b...
Scandinavian Modern Vase from Upsala Ekeby by S...
Einar Luterkort, Upsala Ekeby
Scandinavian Vases
A Scandinavian Modern, Swedish art deco vase with a mottled glaze and raised decoration on all sides. Designed by sculpture Einar Luterkort for Upsala Ekeby , Diameter: 7", he...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries