Vase

Factory:
Factory of Olivier de Sorra
Date:
ca. 1885
Culture:
French, Pierrefonds
Medium:
Stoneware
Dimensions:
Height: 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.390.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
Art Nouveau potter Olivier de Sorra is known for the fine stoneware and crystalline glazes he produced at his factory, Pierrefonds. Molded with stylized foliage and glazed entirely in variegated shades of sky blue and tan with mottled and streaked patterns, this vase represents the technical achievements of the nineteenth century in ceramics.
Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe , New York (until 1991; to MMA)