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

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1878 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass, mould-blown and enamelled with applied relief

  • Museum number:

    674-1878

  • 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

This vase is of a loose flattened shape with running glazes and the witty, yet graceful decoration of fishes swimming under a clear blue glaze surface on which is engraved floating water weeds. It is directly influenced by the surface effects of Japanese pottery.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1878 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Glass, mould-blown and enamelled with applied relief

Dimensions

Height: 15.8 cm

Descriptive line

Vase, France (Paris), designed by François-Eugène Rousseau, probably made by 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

Francois Eugene Rousseau

(1827-1891)

Designer

Attributed to

Appert Freres

Manufacturers
France (Clichy): about 1878

Glass with enamelled

and applied decoration

674-1878

This vase was part of Rousseau's display at the Paris 1878 Exhibition, in which Japanese influence was conspicuous. The impact of Japanese forms and design was reflected in many of the French displays. Japan's own 1878 exhibit had a far-reaching influence on a new generation of potters and glassmakers. In this piece, Rousseau has combined both painted and applied raised decoration to idiosyncratic three-dimensional effect. Rousseau retired in 1885 and his glass studio was continued by Ernest Baptiste Leveille.

VASE

Francois Eugene Rousseau

(1827-1891)

Designer
Attributed to Appert Freres

Manufacturers
France (Clichy): about 1878

Glass with engraved and

enamelled decoration

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

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Subjects depicted

Fish

Categories

ELISE; Glass; Vases

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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