Georges Hoentschel (French, Paris 1855–1915 Paris)
confirmed: 13 3/4 × 5 × 4 1/4 in., 9.1 lb. (34.9 × 12.7 × 10.8 cm, 4.1 kg)
Purchase, The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund and Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, 2011
Not on view
Hoentschel was an interior decorator and a collector of medieval and eighteenth-century decorative art. Like his close friend Jean Carriès, he designed Art Nouveau ceramics and was the architect of the pavilion of the Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. This stoneware vase features an architectural framework that adds visual contrast to the naturalistically carved floral decoration.
Marking: Stamped on underside: entwined initials GH
Private Collection, Paris (until 1998; sold to Jacques) ; [ Jason Jacques Inc. , New York, from 1998 ] ; Private Collection (until 2010) ; [ Jason Jacques Inc. , New York, until 2011; sold to MMA ]