Height 28 1/4 in. (71.8 cm), diameter 11 in. (27.9 cm)
Bequest of James H. Stubblebine, 1987
Not on view
Although Fauvism lasted in painting from only 1905 to 1907, its impact lingered in the decorative arts well into the 1920s. The decoration of this vase employs the dense rich colors, coarse brushstrokes, and formal simplifications characteristic of the style. The writer-painter Crevel produced the decorative design, which was painted on a stock porcelain blank by a craftsman at the Sèvres workshops near Paris.
Inscription: Signed (on body, above stepped waist): A.L d'ap– / R. CrEVEL
Marking: painted (on underside of foot): MADE IN / FRANCE; [within a rectangle]: S / 1926/ DN
[Félix Marcilhac, Paris, until 1971; sold in 1971 to Stubblebine]; James H. Stubblebine, New York (1971–d. 1987; his bequest to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of French Art Deco," August 4, 2009–January 23, 2011, no catalogue.
Jared Goss. French Art Deco. New York, 2014, pp. 51–52, 253, no. 9, ill. (color, overall and detail).