Posted 3 years ago
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: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/118725-stoneware-vase-revernay-france-ca-1). 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.