The Russian vase and Raoul Dufy
First of all the Russian vase …
… in my memory but in fact it is not Russian at all!
Indeed in 1966 (a long time ago, I know), I had the chance to make with my parents a trip to Russia which at that time was still very “Soviet”. Under the strict supervision of a rather rebarbative female guide, I remember having visited a number of museums, including the magnificent Hermitage of St-Petersburg ( in that time named Leningrad), which has left me an unforgettable memory. Unfortunately, there was also a whole series of small museums less interesting and rather dusty and of which left me only confuse memories. Except for one, a small blue vase, enameled and decorated with flowers and that I would gladly have brought back in my luggage.
So I researched the Internet and came to the following conclusion
It is certainly a vase created by the “Emaux de Longwy” in France. It is a manufactory that is very famous worldwide and still exists today.