Vase with face

Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat French
Alphonse Voisin-Delacroix Swiss

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Emerging from the globular body of this vase is the face of a sleeping woman. Dalpayrat collaborated with the sculptor Voisin-Delacroix on a number of pieces, mainly small models. This large-scale vase is one of their most ambitious works. Voisin-Delacroix was associated with the Symbolist movement, and this piece–with the hidden sleeping face–relates to Symbolist themes associated with dreaming. Dalpayrat's streaky glaze in white, blue, yellow, and copper-red adds to the dreamlike effect.

Vase with face, Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat (French, Limoges 1844–1910 Limoges), Stoneware, French, Bourg-la-Reine

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