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Vase

Designer:
Max Läuger (German, 1864–1952)
Factory:
Tonwerke Kandern (German)
Date:
ca. 1899
Culture:
German, Kandern
Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
Height: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert L. Isaacson, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.182.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
Läuger, who initially studied painting at the Académie Julian in Paris, used the clay body of his earthenware vessels as a substrate for vibrant colors. A technically ingenious design, this vase has a reddish brown–glazed body enclosed in an openwork frame of spiraling green bands.
Marking: Impressed on base: [1] .MUSTERGESETZL.GES[CHTZT]; [2] 184; [3] MLK and Bavarian Shield in square (Läuger Kandern mark); [4] GESETZT/GES; [5] S
Robert L. Isaacson , New York (until 1991; to MMA)
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