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Bowl with two panthers

Maker:
Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat (French, 1844–1910)
Date:
1894–95
Culture:
French, Bourg-la-Reine
Medium:
Stoneware
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 9 9/16 × 14 1/8 × 11 5/8 in., 12.2 lb. (24.3 × 35.9 × 29.5 cm, 5.5 kg)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection, Purchase, Acquisitions Fund; Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; and 2011 Benefit Fund, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.482
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
This bowl reveals two key traits of Dalpayrat's work: sculptural vigor and experimental glazes. The panthers appear to climb around the bowl, poised and ready to pounce, and the glaze is an example of the famous "Dalpayrat red," a distinctive copper-red glaze mottled with streaks of blue, green, and yellow.
Marking: Unmarked
[ Art market , Nice, April 1980; to Ellison ] ; Robert A. Ellison Jr. , New York (1980–2013; sold to MMA)
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