Vase with peacock feathers

Auguste Delaherche French

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Although Delaherche would later denounce the use of ornament, he frequently used decorative motifs with feathers or floral patterns early in his career. Favored for their iridescence and exoticism, peacock feathers were a popular Art Nouveau motif, appearing on Tiffany glass and other decorative arts. Two examples of this vase were shown in Delaherche’s display at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1889, where he won a gold medal.

Vase with peacock feathers, Auguste Delaherche (French, Beauvais 1857–1940 Paris), Stoneware, French, Paris

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