L'Ivresse, After a model by James Vibert (Swiss (active also in Paris), born 1872), Glazed earthenware, French, Paris

L'Ivresse

Modeler:
After a model by James Vibert (Swiss (active also in Paris), born 1872)
Maker:
Executed by Émile Muller (French, 1823–1889)
Date:
ca. 1900
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 1/4 x 5 1/8 x 4 3/4 in. (18.4 x 13 x 12.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund, 2004
Accession Number:
2004.119
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
Although Émile Muller’s factory primarily specialized in ceramics for industrial use, it also made artistic works such as this small pitcher decorated with a nude. His intoxicated body evokes the sculptures of Auguste Rodin.
Signature: Incised in front: J. VIBERT; incised at base of handle: E. MULLER
[ Galerie Elstir , Paris, until 2004; sold to MMA ]