Pitcher by Alexandre Noll in carved wood around 1940. Signed. Rare. TBE. H 18 X 13 cm Result of sale for a comparable piece: 4.200 EUR (Piasa 2017) Born of Alsatian parents, Alexandre Noll (1890-1970) only really turned to art in the 1920s. But it was not until 1935 that he began to make his "sculptural furniture" carved from wood, which he preferred to be plain, such as sycamore, mahogany, teak, and especially ebony. The period of the Second World War allowed Noll to imagine furniture and sculptures and to forge his style. At the end of the war, in a context of reconstruction and mass production, Alexandre Noll produced pure, authentic and unique pieces of wooden furniture. It was at this point, in the 1950s, that Noll chose to turn to sculpture, as a natural evolution.