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Vase
  • Vase
    Gallé, Emile Charles Martin, born 1846 - died 1904
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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Nancy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1875-1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gallé, Emile Charles Martin, born 1846 - died 1904 (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue and red enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by G.H. Clarke, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.10-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 37, shelf 1

Physical description

Vase of tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue and red enamels and gilded. Of slender beaker shape with a spreading foot and lip. Square in section with faceted corners. On one side is a tall cartouche framed in relief scrollwork. Painted within this is a scene of a man standing near a barrel outside a building and drinking from a flask. The border is elaborated with painted leafy sprays. On the reverse is painted a Chinoiserie design with a duck seated on a stand, surrounded by three lotus sprays, and pendant flower sprays above and below. A Chinese-style lozenge diaper band encircles the lip.

Place of Origin

Nancy (made)

Date

ca. 1875-1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Gallé, Emile Charles Martin, born 1846 - died 1904 (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue and red enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

'Gallé Nancy'

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm

Object history note

The form imitates 18th Century Dutch delftware beaker vases made under the influence of Chinese porcelain.

Descriptive line

Vase of tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue and red enamels and gilded, made by the factory of Emile Gallé, Nancy, ca. 1875-1880.

Materials

Tin-glazed earthenware

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Building; Man; Lozenge; Scrollwork; Lotus; Leaves; Flowers; Diaper; Duck

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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