"Bleu de Deck" bowl

Joseph-Théodore Deck French

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In 1859 Deck invented the turquoise glaze that came to be known as "bleu de Deck," first applying it to his Iznik-inspired pottery. He eventually used it to emulate Chinese monochrome wares, making the turquoise glaze itself the primary focus. This bowl also features Chinese-inspired relief decoration in the form of dragons.

"Bleu de Deck" bowl, Joseph-Théodore Deck (French, Guebwiller, Alsace 1823–1891 Paris), Glazed earthenware, French, Paris

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