Although the moody, irregular glazes of Decouer’s pots suggest Asian-influenced experiments of the late-nineteenth-century French ceramics industry, his bold, simple forms are typical of the Art Deco era.
Marking: (incised on bottom): EDecoeur [E backwards; integrated with D]
[Galerie Georges Rouard, Paris, until 1929; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of French Art Deco," August 4, 2009–January 23, 2011, no catalogue.