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  • Place of origin:

    Choisy-le-Roi (made)

  • Date:

    1895 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chaplet, Ernest, born 1835 - died 1909 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with high temperature, flammée glaze

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Vase, porcelain, cylindrical with narrowed neck, with dull mottled gree and blue glaze dripped over white.

Place of Origin

Choisy-le-Roi (made)


1895 (made)


Chaplet, Ernest, born 1835 - died 1909 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with high temperature, flammée glaze

Marks and inscriptions

A circle of dots
Maker's mark, incised on base. Circle of dots in the form of a rosary is a play on the potter's name, chaplet.


Height: 8 cm

Object history note

Historical significance: Ernest Chaplet (1835-1909), born at Sèvres, began work at the State factory at the age of 12. He became a highly skilled ceramicist working in potteries at Choisy-le-Roi and Bourg-la-Reine and then for the Limoges manufacturers, the Haviland brothers at a new workshop in Auteuil. In 1881 Haviland provided him with a studio at rue Blomet, Vaugirard, Paris. There he developed high temperature glazes on porcelain, and on stoneware. In 1886 he bought the workshop and concentrated on these glazes, as an independent potter, keeping his glazes recipes and firing temperatures a closely-guarded secret. He was regarded by his contemporaries as the consummate ceramicist. Chaplet sold the workshop to August Delaherche in 1887 and moved back to Choisy-le-Roi where he specialised in porcelain.

Descriptive line

Porcelain vase with turquoise to red 'flambé' glaze, by Ernest Chaplet, France (Choisy-le-Roi), 1895

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

Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs: Ernest Chaplet, catalogue, 1976
d'Albis, J.: 'Chaplet Master Potter', in Connoisseur, ?June, 1976, pp129-136
Roger-Marx: 'Souvenirs sur Ernest Chaplet'; Art et Decoration, xxvii, Jan-June, 1910, pp.89-98
Greenhalgh, Paul (Ed.), Art Nouveau: 1890-1914 . London: V&A Publications, 2000


Ceramics; Porcelain; Vases


Ceramics Collection

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