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"Bleu de Deck" bowl

Maker:
Joseph-Théodore Deck (French, 1823–1891)
Date:
ca. 1870–80
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
3 1/4 × 7 1/4 in., 1.3 lb. (8.3 × 18.4 cm, 0.6 kg)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Alice Stern, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.313
Not on view
In 1859 Deck invented the turquoise glaze that came to be known as "bleu de Deck," first applying it to his Iznik-inspired pottery. He eventually used it to emulate Chinese monochrome wares, making the turquoise glaze itself the primary focus. This bowl also features Chinese-inspired relief decoration in the form of dragons.
Marking: Incised under glaze on bottom: TH [conjoined] • DECK •
Mrs. Alice Stern (until 1993; to MMA)
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