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Vase with tendrils

Maker:
Edmond Lachenal (French, 1855–1948)
Date:
1899
Culture:
French, Châtillon-sous-Bagneux
Medium:
Stoneware
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed, irregular diameter): 12 5/8 × 10 1/2 × 10 1/2 in., 11.2 lb. (32.1 × 26.7 × 26.7 cm, 5.1 kg)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection, Gift of Robert A. Ellison Jr., 2013
Accession Number:
2013.239.24
Not on view
This vase reveals elements of the Art Nouveau style in the sinuous lines of the tendrils. Lachenal inherited his love of bright polychrome glazes from his mentor Théodore Deck, but he used them in a completely different fashion. Here the yellow, copper red, white and blue glazes meld into one another to create an elegant, yet bold surface effect.
Inscription: (incised on underside) E Lachenal / Chatillon 1899 / Model original / EL
Robert A. Ellison Jr. , New York (until 2013; to MMA)
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