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Lidded Jar

Maker:
Henri Simmen (French, Montdider 1879–1963 Nice)
Date:
1921–23
Medium:
Salt-glazed stoneware
Dimensions:
Height 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm), diameter 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1923
Accession Number:
23.176.3ab
Not on view
This tiny covered jar in the form of an abstract pinecone is made from
salt-glazed stoneware, a traditional French vernacular technique in which
Simmen specialized.
Inscription: Signed (underside, painted): H Sim
[Galerie Rouard, Paris, 1923; sold to MMA]

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art Deco Paris," June 8, 2004–February 6, 2005, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of French Art Deco," August 4, 2009–January 23, 2011, no catalogue.

Jared Goss. French Art Deco. New York, 2014, pp. 207, 263, no. 60, ill. (color, overall and detail).



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