Vase, Alexandre Sandier (French, Beaune 1843–1916 Beaune), Hard-paste porcelain, French, Sèvres

Vase

Designer:
Alexandre Sandier (French, Beaune 1843–1916 Beaune)
Manufactory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Date:
1900
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height: 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.79
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
Three vases of this design, known as a vase de Chevilly, were exhibited in the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1900. The innovative form and decoration of the vases reflected the desire at the Sèvres factory to be at the forefront of contemporary taste. Sandier's design for the vase de Chevilly rejected historical styles and embraced new technological capabilities, which included the crystallized glaze seen on this example.
Marking: Stamped in black on base: a triangle enclosing S and 1900

Incised marks on base, indistinct: LR C 60-12
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