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Vase with mythological scenes

Maker:
Joseph-Théodore Deck (French, 1823–1891)
Decorator:
Auguste-Alexandre Hirsch (French, 1833–1912)
Date:
1867
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
White earthenware
Dimensions:
confirmed: 26 1/4 × 14 1/8 in., 26.3 lb. (66.7 × 35.9 cm, 12 kg)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection, Gift of Robert A. Ellison Jr., 2013
Accession Number:
2013.239.14
Not on view
Artist-potters associated with Art Nouveau condemned historical revivalism. Ceramicists were not, however, opposed to utilizing Neoclassical forms and themes, as long as they were modernized. Here Deck updates the shape of a Greek column-krater with a bright color palette that is purely nineteenth-century in style.
Marking: [1] (signed in decoration in black) AAHirsch 1867.
[2] (impressed on underside of foot) TH [conjoined] Deck
Robert A. Ellison Jr. , New York (until 2013; to MMA)
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