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Vase
  • Vase
    Carrier-Belleuse, Albert-Ernest, born 1824 - died 1887
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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1884 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Carrier-Belleuse, Albert-Ernest, born 1824 - died 1887 (designer)
    Rodin, Auguste, born 1840 - died 1917 (sculptor)
    Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Biscuit porcelain, decorated

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mons. le Ministre de l'Instruction Publique et des Beaux-Arts

  • Museum number:

    53-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 28, shelf 8 []

Physical description

Vase in biscuit porcelain in buire de blois shape, decorated with figures and ornamental reliefs

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1884 (made)

Artist/maker

Carrier-Belleuse, Albert-Ernest, born 1824 - died 1887 (designer)
Rodin, Auguste, born 1840 - died 1917 (sculptor)
Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Biscuit porcelain, decorated

Object history note

This vase represents the combined work of Carrier-Belleuse, who was responsible for the basic shape, known as Buire de Blois, and Rodin, with his assistant Roger, who executed the figures and ornamental reliefs.

Historical context note

Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse was artistic director at Sèvres from 1875. Rodin officially joined Sèvres in 1879 at the invitation of Carrier-Belleuse in whose commercial studio he had worked since the 1860s in an undemanding role which allowed him to indulge in an apparently innocent sensuality.

Descriptive line

Vase and cover, Sèvres, designed by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, with decoration by Auguste Rodin; Paris, 1884

Labels and date

Label for 'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900', Gallery 101, de-canted March 2017:

'18
Vase in Biscuit Porcelain
1884

This vase illustrates the sort of collaboration in design that became widespread from the 1850s. The basic shape was designed by Carrier-Belleuse, the artistic director at Sèvres from 1875. The figures and reliefs were modelled by the sculptor Rodin, who joined Sèvres in 1879.

France; Sèvres; designed by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse; figures and ornamental relieft by Auguste Rodin and his assistant Jules Roger
Buiscuit porcelain, with moulded decoration

Museum no. 53-1885
Given by the French Minister of Public Institution and Fine Arts' []
'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900'

Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse was artistic director at Sèvres from 1875. This vase represents the combined work of Carrier-Belleuse, who was responsible for the basic shape, known as Buire de Blois, and Rodin, with his assistant Roger, who executed the figures and ornamental reliefs. Rodin officially joined Sèvres in 1879 at the invitation of Carrier-Belleuse in whose commercial studio he had worked since the 1860s in an undemanding role which allowed him to indulge in an apparently innocent sensuality. [1987-2006]

Materials

Biscuit

Subjects depicted

Figure; Putti; Ornament

Categories

Ceramics; Vases

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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