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Vase soliflore

Maker:
Jean-Joseph Carriès (French, 1855–1894)
Date:
ca. 1889–94
Culture:
French, Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye
Medium:
Glazed stoneware
Dimensions:
10 3/4 x 6 5/16 in. (27.3 x 16 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.83
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
Much of Carriès's work reflects the influence of Japanese stoneware, evident in this vase in the use of a traditional Japanese bottle form and in the randomly applied glaze, which has been allowed to drip down the sides to create an abstract design.
Inscription: Signed on the reverse of base: Jean Carriès, with the number 4 below
[ sale, Sotheby's, Paris , December 16, 2005, lot 62 ]
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