Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Vase on stand

Artist:
Enameler: Charles Lepec (1830–after 1888)
Date:
ca. 1867
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Enamel on silver, partially gilt
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 12 9/16 x 10 x 7 7/8 in. (31.9 x 25.4 x 20 cm)
Classification:
Enamels
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, 2004
Accession Number:
2004.452
Not on view
This vase on stand was exhibited in the Universal Exhibition of 1867 in Paris, where it was one of more than twenty works executed by the enamellist Charles Lepec. The form of the vase was inspired by Italian Renaissance metalwork, but both its densely patterned decoration and its palette are typical of nineteenth-century taste. The vase on stand was originally owned by Alfred Morrison (1821–1897), one of the greatest English collectors of his day.
[ possibly Mr. Philips ] ; Alfred Morrison (sold from Basildon Park October 26, 1920, lot 1037) ; [ H. Blairman & Sons Ltd. ; sold to MMA ]
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