Vase

ca. 1890 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This vase is of stoneware and is in the Japanese style. The elevation of stoneware to an art medium in France followed the exhibition of traditional Japanese wares in Paris in 1878. Japanese style also prompted an altogether looser aesthetic, with an interest in organic forms, rich surface patination, and abstracted decoration.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stoneware with cut decoration and run glazes
Brief Description
Stoneware vase with cut decoration and run glazes, made by Jean Joseph Marie Carriès, Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye, France ca. 1890.
Physical Description
Vase with rich and subtle organic, coloured and matt glazes, from enamels mixed with wood ash.
Dimensions
  • Height: 14cm
  • Diameter: 8cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • (incised)
  • '36 Jean Carriès' incised
  • '36 Jean Carriès', incised
Gallery Label
VASE C.906-1917 'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900' Carriès was inspired to experiment with stoneware by the Japanese section of the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1878, particularly the Seto and Bizen wares, In 1888 he established a pottery in his home district of Nièvre. For his contemporaries, particularly his fellow potters he applied a respected senior art, sculpture, to a medium, stoneware, then regarded as a purely utilitarian. By adapting his skills in bronze patination, and successfully achieving a variety of deceptively rich and subtle organic, coloured, mat glazes, of enamels mixed with wood ash, he attracted critical acclaim.(1987-2006)
Object history
Purchased from Dr Paul Tauchner, Maria-Theresia. Straße, 12 D.8000, München 80.
Summary
This vase is of stoneware and is in the Japanese style. The elevation of stoneware to an art medium in France followed the exhibition of traditional Japanese wares in Paris in 1878. Japanese style also prompted an altogether looser aesthetic, with an interest in organic forms, rich surface patination, and abstracted decoration.
Bibliographic References
  • Vogt, William, Carriés Le Potier, (Paris, 1918)
  • Alexander, A., Jean Carriés: Histoire d'une Oeuvre et d'une Vie (Paris, 1895)
  • Hovelaque, Emil M., The Life and Work of Jean Carriés
Collection
Accession Number
C.309-1983

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record createdApril 10, 2000
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