This fine Large Vallauris Grandjean Jourdan, Wood Grain Ceramic Platter was made in the 1960s in France. The platter is painted ceramic, designed to look like it has been carved from wood., and it does like real wood! Located in a region in south-eastern France, Vallauris is nestled among low coastal hills and with its rich supply of clay, has been a pottery-making center since Roman times. This piece is in excellent vintage condition and has imprinted Vallauris on the bottom. Vallauris ceramics invariably have a distinctive look that typically characterize the region’s pottery.