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Vase
  • Vase
    Rousseau, François-Eugène, born 1827 - died 1891
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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1878 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rousseau, François-Eugène, born 1827 - died 1891 (designer)
    Appert Frères (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass, mould-blown, decorations engraved and enamelled, with applied relief

  • Museum number:

    673-1878

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Japanese art inspired the bag-like shape and fish and waterweed decoration of this vase. The designer, François-Eugène Rousseau, inherited a shop in Paris that sold glass and ceramics. He began to design glass around 1867. At this time he was one of the first to welcome Japanese influence both in his own pieces and work he commissioned from other artists. Most of his designs were made by Appert Frères at Clichy. This vase was shown in the International Exhibition, Paris, in 1878.

Physical description

Conceived as one of a pair (the other being 673A-1878), this vase is a loose flattened shape with blue glass applied to appear like running droplets of water and the witty, yet graceful decoration of fishes swimming under a clear surface on which is engraved floating water weeds. It is directly influenced by similar effects used in Japanese pottery.

Place of Origin

Paris (probably, made)

Date

1878 (made)

Artist/maker

Rousseau, François-Eugène, born 1827 - died 1891 (designer)
Appert Frères (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Glass, mould-blown, decorations engraved and enamelled, with applied relief

Marks and inscriptions

'E Rousseau '
Designers and retailer's signature; incised

Dimensions

Width: 17.3 cm, Height: 24.5 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, France (Paris), commissioned by François-Eugène Rousseau, probably made by Appert Frères at Clichy glassworks, 1878-1878

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

Arwas, Room 8 labels etc; Aslin, E French Exbn Pieces

Labels and date

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

'3
Class Vases
1878
Shown at the International Exhibition
Paris, 1878

Rousseau inherited a shop in Paris selling fine ceramics and glass. When he began to design glass himself around 1867, he as particularly interested in Japanese art. The shapes of the vases, and the idea of fish swimming beneath the water weeds, are both Japanese in inspiration.

France, Paris; designed by François-Eugène Rousseau; probably manufactured by Appert Frères at Clichy Glassworks
Glass, mould-blown, with enamelling,
engraving and applied relief decoration

Museum nos. 673, 674-1878' [22/04/2017]
VASE
François Eugène Rousseau
(1827-1891)
Designer
Attributed to Appert Frères
Manufacturers
France (Clichy): about 1878
Glass with engraved and
enamelled decoration

673-1878

Rousseau inherited a shop in Paris selling ceramics and glass. He was particularly influenced by Japanese art when he began to design glass around 1867. Most of his designs were executed by Appert Frères at Clichy. The informal bag-like shape of this vase and the idea of fish swimming under the surface on which float water-weeds are all Japanese in inspiration. Shown in the international exhibition, Paris, 1878

[1987-2006]
VASE

673-1878

'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900'

Rousseau inherited a shop in Paris selling fine ceramics and glass. He was particularly influenced by Japanese art when he began to design glass himself around 1867. Most of his designs were executed by Appert Frères at Clichy. Both the formal bag-like shape of this piece, and the idea of fish swimming under the surface on which float water weeds, are Japanese in inspiration. One of a pair, the vase was exhibited at the 1878 Paris International Exhibition: it was bought from Eugène Rousseau. [1987-2006]

Materials

Mould-blown glass

Techniques

Engraved; Enamelled

Subjects depicted

Fish

Categories

ELISE; Glass

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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