This jar was a collaborative effort between the ceramist Henri Simmen and his wife, Eugénie Jubin, who went by the name O'Kin. Simmen created the shimmering, aventurine-glazed vessel, while O'Kin carved and gilded the delicate wood-and-ivory lid.
Inscription: Signed (underside, incised): H Sim
[Galerie Rouard, Paris, 1929; sold to MMA]
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