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Vase and pedestal

Vase and pedestal

  • Place of origin:

    Boulogne (made)

  • Date:

    1867 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Collinot, Eugène-Victor (maker)
    Adalbert de Beaumont (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, painted and enamelled

  • Museum number:

    744-1869

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case EXP

This vase and pedestal, shown in the international exhibition in Paris, 1867, was described by Collinot as 'Persian', although none of its components have a Persian source. It was bought directly from the maker who called the technique 'cloisonné', attracting criticism for the inaccurate application of this term. Nevertheless, Collinot was able to control the flow of enamels to produce encapsulated colours in cloisonné style. This vase and pedestal was made in other colours, including one with a yellow ground instead of the white of this example. A rival of Théodore Deck, Collinot's chief collaborator was Adalbert de Beaumont (d.1869), a Persian expert with whom Collinot issued publications on designs based on oriental motifs.

Eugène-Victor Collinot (d.1882) was born at Röhrbach, Moselle, and studied ceramics in Algeria and the east while serving in the French army. A practical chemist he established a pottery in partnership with Adalbert de Beaumont, an artist and traveller at Boulevard d'Auteuil, Parc-aux-Princes, Boulonge-sur-Seine (now Boulogne-Billaincourt) in 1863. De Beaumont had travelled widely in the Far and Near East and had been resident in Paris for seven years. Their first joint work was the publication of Recuiel de dessins pour l'Art et l'Industrie published in 1859, providing designs for their own pottery. Collinot was created a Chevalier de Legion d'Honneur in 1882

Physical description

Earthenware vase and pedestal with painted and enamelled decoration of a band of elephants, monkeys,lions and scrolling tendrils in cloisonné style, the handles in the form of leopards or lionnesses.

Place of Origin

Boulogne (made)

Date

1867 (made)

Artist/maker

Collinot, Eugène-Victor (maker)
Adalbert de Beaumont (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, painted and enamelled

Marks and inscriptions

unmarked

Dimensions

Height: 1956 mm, Width: 673 mm

Object history note

This vase and pedestal, shown in the Paris 1867 Exhibition, was described by Collinot as "Persian", although none of its components show a Persian source. It was bought directly from the maker, who called the technique "cloisonné", attracting criticism for the inaccurate application of this term. Nevertheless, Collinot was able to control the flow of enamels to produce encapsulated colours in cloisonné style.

Historical context note

A rival of Théodore Deck, Collinot's chief collaborator was Adalbert Beaumont, a Persian expert with whom Collinot issued publications on designs on Oriental motifs.

Descriptive line

Earthenware vase and pedestal with painted and enamelled decoration; made by Eugène Victor Collinot; Boulogne, 1867

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Jervis,SS.(ed): Art and Design in Europe and America 1800-1900; V&A.M., 1987, pp 126-7
See Ceramics & Glass Section Object Information File

Labels and date

'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900'

This vase and pedestal, shown in the Paris 1867 Exhibition, was described by Collinot as "Persian", although none of its components have a Persian source. It was bought directly from the maker, who called the technique "cloisonné", attracting criticism for the inaccurate application of this term. Nevertheless, Collinot was able to control the flow of enamels to produce encapsulated colours in cloisonné style. A rival of Théodore Deck, Collinot's chief collaborator was Adalbert Beaumont, a Persian expert with whom Collinot issued publications on designs on Oriental motifs. [1987-2006]

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Painted; Enamelled

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware; Vases

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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