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An unusual, experimental early production French Art Nouveau vase by Jean-Jacques Lachenal (1885-?), one of Edmond Lachenal's sons (n.b., history to be added later). The JG monogram on the bottom is that of Georges Jaégle who worked in the Lachenal atelier, particularly with Jean Jacques (b. 1881) as one of the "blessés de guerre" or wounded World War I heroes who were employed by Jean Jacques Lachenal.
The "genie bottle" type form with long neck and squat base was over-fired and allowed to fragment throughout (yet without falling apart in the kiln), after which dark leathery green and dark brown glaze was applied. Then, it appears that a second glaze application was made with the sang de boeuf red and ochre glaze so popular at the time. Vases of this form type were also produced by Dalpayrat, but not with the unusual initial firing and multiple glaze applications.
Dimensions: 9"(height) x 8.5" (diameter at base).