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Rare 1910 Gabriel Fourmaintraux Desvres Vase

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Art Nouveau2404 of 3223Early Signed Loetz Rusticana Centerpiece Vase c. 1900Rare (c.1908-1911) Louis Franchet Ceramic Vase w/ Unusual Glaze
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Exceptional gourd-shaped vase with multicolor crystalline glaze, France, 1900s; Manufacturer's stamp, 9168/8/FRANCE in ink, incised 511.
    Dimensions: 9" x 7"
    Provenance: Harriman Judd Collection, Sotheby's.

    This one was a "sleeper" largely, I suspect, because not many knew what to make of it in a recent sale/auction. The vase was part of a well-known and storied British ceramics collection, but not attributed until recently and quite unusual for Desvres production (i.e., which is better known for tin-glazed faience). It also helped that this French vase was cataloged/sandwiched among British Martin Brothers pottery.

    Gabriel Fourmaintraux studied at the Sèvres school of ceramics and then joined his father Émile at Desvres in 1905. During a brief period in Gabriel's early years at the "Fabrique de Céramique d'art" (Desvres) it is thought that his Sèvres training and techniques in Art Nouveau Japoniste and grès flammé "bled through" and he was influential in getting Desvres to produce ceramics outside of the firm's usual production.


    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      what does the markings look like?
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      Wow!!! It's amazing!!! Such colours!
    4. fledermaus fledermaus, 5 years ago
      Awesome copper red reduction crystalline glaze!
    5. cogito cogito, 5 years ago
      Thanks folks. Sean, I'll photo the base and post soon.
    6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      Woooow, so beautiful!

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