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  • Vase
    Carriès, Jean Joseph Marie, born 1855 - died 1894
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  • Place of origin:

    Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Carriès, Jean Joseph Marie, born 1855 - died 1894 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with cut decoration and run glazes

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 15, shelf 2

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.

Physical description

Vase with rich and subtle organic, coloured and matt glazes, from enamels mixed with wood ash.

Place of Origin

Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye (made)


ca. 1890 (made)


Carriès, Jean Joseph Marie, born 1855 - died 1894 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with cut decoration and run glazes

Marks and inscriptions


'36 Jean Carriès' incised

'36 Jean Carriès', incised


Height: 14 cm, Diameter: 8 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Dr Paul Tauchner, Maria-Theresia. Straße, 12 D.8000, München 80.

Descriptive line

Stoneware vase with cut decoration and run glazes, made by Jean Joseph Marie Carriès, Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye, France ca. 1890.

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

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

Labels and date



'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]


Stoneware; Glaze






Ceramics Collection

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