Vase

1884 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Vase
  • Cover
Materials and Techniques
Biscuit porcelain, decorated
Brief Description
Vase and cover, Sèvres, designed by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, with decoration by Auguste Rodin; Paris, 1884
Physical Description
Vase in biscuit porcelain in buire de blois shape, decorated with figures and ornamental reliefs
Gallery Label
  • 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)
Credit line
Given by Mons. le Ministre de l'Instruction Publique et des Beaux-Arts
Object history
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
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.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
53-1885

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record createdApril 27, 2006
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