- Jean-Joseph Carriès (French, 1855–1894)
- ca. 1890
- French, Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye
- 9 3/4 × 6 1/2 in., 4 lb. (24.8 × 16.5 cm, 1.8 kg)
- Credit Line:
- Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection, Purchase, Acquisitions Fund; Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; and 2011 Benefit Fund, 2013
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The earth tones and the natural aesthetic of the freely applied glazes, which drip down the sides of these two vases, reveal a Japanese influence. When Japanese stoneware was exhibited in Paris in 1878 it caused a sensation among critics and ceramicists. French art-potters such as Carriès valued the roughness of Japanese pots, a welcome contrast to the machine-like perfection of ceramics being produced in France at the time.