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Plate
  • Plate
    Deck, Joseph-Théodore, born 1823 - died 1891
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Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1878 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Deck, Joseph-Théodore, born 1823 - died 1891 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, painted in enamel colours

  • Museum number:

    698-1878

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 14, shelf 2

Joseph-Théodore Deck (1823-1891), born in Guebwiller, Alsace, was apprenticed to a traditional stove-making firm in Strasbourg, learning his trade there and then in other centres in Germany and Austria. He moved to Paris in about 1851 as overseer for the Dumas stove and tile firm and in 1855 opened his own studio and, later his own retail shop, with his brother Xavier. Deck specialised in researching glazes and colours, inspired by Middle-Eastern and Far-Eastern ceramics and this dish is a close copy of Japanese Kutani wares of the 1600s and 1800s. Such wares catered to the growing taste in Europe for 'exotic' interiors. In 1887, only three years before his death, he became Director of the National Manufactory at Sèvres.

Physical description

Plate depicting various flowers, as a spray, on a yellow ground.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

ca. 1878 (made)

Artist/maker

Deck, Joseph-Théodore, born 1823 - died 1891 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, painted in enamel colours

Marks and inscriptions

'Th Deck'
Impressed

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.8 cm

Object history note

Exhibited at the Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1878

Descriptive line

Plate depicting spray of flowers on yellow ground, made by Joseph Théodore Deck, Paris, 1878, painted earthenware

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

Aslin, E.A.: French Exhibition Pieces 1844-78; VAM, 1973, pl.30

Labels and date

Plate depicting various flowers, as a spray, on a yellow ground
Made by Joseph Théodore Deck, Paris, France 1878
Marks: 'Th Deck', impressed
Earthenware, painted

698-1878 [16/07/2008]

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Art Pottery

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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