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Bottle, or claret jug, and stopper
  • Bottle, or claret jug, and stopper
    L Joseph Maës, Cristalleries de Clichy
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Bottle, or claret jug, and stopper

  • Place of origin:

    Clichy-la-Garenne (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1867 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    L Joseph Maës, Cristalleries de Clichy (manufacturer)
    Appert Frères (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Coloured glass, with painted decoration in gilding and enamels

  • Museum number:

    718&A-1869

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Flask and flask stopper in coloured glass, with painted decoration in gilding and enamels. The form of the flask is based on a Venetian shape. Its decoration combines Chinese floral ornament of the 1400s with Moorish arches.

Place of Origin

Clichy-la-Garenne (made)

Date

ca. 1867 (made)

Artist/maker

L Joseph Maës, Cristalleries de Clichy (manufacturer)
Appert Frères (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Coloured glass, with painted decoration in gilding and enamels

Dimensions

Height: 34.2 cm

Object history note

Purchased from the Paris 1867 Exhibition. The form of the flask, intended as a claret jug, is based on a Venetian shape, which had evolved fully and spread across Europe by about 1600, and was particularly common in Spain. Its decoration combines Chinese floral ornament of the 1400s with Moorish arches.

Historical context note

Contemporary critical response to the Maës display at the Paris 1867 Exhibition was mixed, but, as in previous exhibitions, he won an award.

Descriptive line

Flask, or claret jug, and stopper, France (Clichy-la-Garenne), made by L. Joseph Maës, Cristalleries de Clichy, 1867-1867, 718-1869.

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

S&A Dept. list of objects obtained during the Paris Exbn., p12: Art Journal illus. cat. of the Universal exbn., 1867, p301 amd99: Aslin, E: French Exbn. Pieces 1844-78, V&A.M.,1973,no.22
La cristallerie de Clichy: une prestigieuse manufacture du XIXe siècle
By Roland Dufrenne, Jean Maës, Bernard Maës, 2005 ISBN:2-9522492-0-2
Bryant, Julius. Art and Design for all: The Victoria and Albert Museum . London: V&A publishing, 2011. p 173. ISBN 978 1 85177 666 5

Labels and date

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

'14
Claret Jug
About 1867
Shown at the International Exhibition,
Paris, 1867

The form of this flask, intended as a claret jug, is based on a Venetian shape that had spread across Europe by about 1600 and was particularly common in Spain. Its decoration combines Chinese floral ornament of the 15th century with Spanish Moorish arches. The critics were not enthusiastic about the Maës display at the Paris 1867 exhibition.

France, Clichy-la-Garenne; designed by L. Joseph Maës; manufactured by Cristalleries de Clichy
Glass, painted, gilded and enamelled

Bought at the exhibition
Museum no. 718&A-1869' [22/04/2017]
'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900'

This flask was purchased from the Paris 1867 Exhibition. Contemporary critical response to the Maës display was mixed, but, as in previous exhibitions, he won an award.The form of the flask, intended as a claret jug, is based on a Venetian shape, which had evolved fully and spread across Europe by about 1600, and was particularly common in Spain. Its decoration combines Chinese floral ornament of the 1400s with Moorish arches.

[1987-2006]

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Gilding; Enamelling

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns

Categories

Glass; Drinking

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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