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Vase
  • Vase
    Ziegler, Jules-Claude, born 1804 - died 1856
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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Voisinlieu (made)

  • Date:

    1839-1844 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ziegler, Jules-Claude, born 1804 - died 1856 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Salt-glazed stoneware moulded in relief

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    4074-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 27, shelf 1

This vase, designed by the French artist and potter Jules Ziegler (1804-1856), was inspired by the shape and decoration of one of the famous 'Alhambra' vases. These were ten fourteenth- early fifteenth century examples recovered at the hilltop site of the Alhambra in Granada in southern Spain. The Alhambra site was much visited and studied in the nineteenth century and images made available to the wider public through prints and publications. This sparked a craze in 'Alhambresque' design.

Physical description

Vase of brown salt-glazed stoneware moulded in relief. Elongated ovoid body with a spreading foot, long narrow neck, expanding mouth, and two openwork wing-like handles. The body is decorated with arabesques in pointed compartments.

Place of Origin

Voisinlieu (made)

Date

1839-1844 (made)

Artist/maker

Ziegler, Jules-Claude, born 1804 - died 1856 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Salt-glazed stoneware moulded in relief

Dimensions

Height: 44.5 cm, Width: 17.1 cm

Descriptive line

Vase of brown salt-glazed stoneware moulded in relief, made by Jules-Claude Ziegler, Voisinlieu, 1839-1844.

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

See Object Information File in Ceramics and Glass Dept.

Labels and date

Vase
Made by Jules-Claude Ziegler, Voisinlieu, Oise, France 1839-44
Marks: unmarked
Salt-glazed stoneware

4074-1901 Jermyn Street Collection [16/07/2008]

Materials

Stoneware; Salt glaze

Techniques

Moulded

Subjects depicted

Openwork; Arabesques

Categories

Ceramics; Art Pottery; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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