Inkwell

Maker: Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat (French, Limoges 1844–1910 Limoges)

Maker: Mounts by Edward Colonna (German, Mulheim an der Ruhr 1862–1948 Nice)

Purveyor: L'Art Nouveau Bing (French)

Date: ca. 1900

Culture: French, Bourg-la-Reine

Medium: Glazed earthenware, gilt bronze

Dimensions: Height: 3 15/16 in. (10 cm); Greatest diameter: 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)

Classification: Ceramics-Pottery

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1999

Accession Number: 1999.398.3

Description

The ateliers of L'Art Nouveau Bing produced some extraordinary mixed-media works between 1895 and 1904. This piece, bearing the stamp of the firm, is important in documenting the collaboration between Dalpayrat and Colonna, the latter being one of Bing's principal designers.

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