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]; [inverted triangle]; [in ink]: FRANCE
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Liebman, New York; their son, Charles J. Liebman Jr., New York (until 1965; his gift to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of French Art Deco," August 4, 2009–January 23, 2011, no catalogue.