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Large Revernay Vase (France), ca. 1900

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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I am very fond of this large vase with green, red and blue glaze, produced by Revernay in France. Little is known about the pottery, except that it existed ca. 1896 to ca. 1930 (see my previous post with additional history: This vase was probably produced around 1900. The style with the slightly marbled effect in the glazing is very characteristic of Revernay so often the vases are instantly recognisable. In a French exhibition catalogue this effect is called ‘imitant de coulures’, ‘imitation drip glaze’. The vase was originally owned by a Danish politician Oscar Muus Bruun (it was sold via an antiques dealer by his descendants), who lived 1847-1918, so we have a terminus ante quem for it. On the bottom the original price is added in pencil – it was DKK 22.25 (= € 3). At the time a skilled worker earned DKK 4 per day, so it was a little more than a week’s pay!

    Height: 23 cm / 9 in. Mark: Mark: 'Revernay' and the number 148 48.

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    1. paris1925 paris1925, 7 years ago
      love the story you added to the vase-) is fun to find some french ceramics in far countries-) i usually find all my loves "elchinger" sooooo far from alsacian area.... probably in case of WW2 when alsacian people left to the south of france...
    2. jensen jensen, 7 years ago
      Thanks, paris1925 - yes, it is quite interesting how the vases have ended up here... There are a few others around (owned by a well-known art collector) and they all come from Copenhagen, so it is generally thought that there must have been a dealer here selling them around 1900, possibly the department store 'Magasin' (still in existence), where the politician I mention above worked at some point!
    3. cogito cogito, 7 years ago
      Wonderful! I really like the peacock-like effect of the design and glaze colors.
    4. Savers123 Savers123, 7 years ago
      So beautiful!
    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Such an amazing decor!!!
    6. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the class I enjoy learning interesting things like this
    7. jensen jensen, 7 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the enthusiasm and comments - it's great to be able to share one's interests with others (my friends & family don't always share my interest in 'old pots'!)
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
    9. GlueChip GlueChip, 7 years ago
      beautiful vase. there is a blue and light green one on ebay now but I like your colors much better. a real looker! congrats.
    10. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Really is gorgeous!
    11. jensen jensen, 7 years ago
      Thanks, GlueChip - yes, they show up on French ebay from time to time (usually exorbitantly priced!) - I bought this one and the blue-and-white one I have also posted here on an auction, and I was amazed to learn that there were no other bidders!
    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Wonderful vase!
    13. ahmeek, 7 years ago
      I have the same vase, only it is light blue tint instead of the green. Love it and the covered candy dish that almost matches it.
    14. jensen jensen, 7 years ago
      Perhaps you could post a picture of it? Could be interesting to see!
    15. SpunkysMom SpunkysMom, 7 years ago
      Very beautiful & unique piece. You have a lovely pottery collection!
    16. jensen jensen, 7 years ago
      Thanks a lot, SpunkysMom!
    17. GlueChip GlueChip, 6 years ago
      glad this came back around after 5 months. one of my favorites.
    18. jensen jensen, 6 years ago
      Thanks, GlueChip - I love it too! I must post my third Revernay soon...

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