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    Posted 6 years ago

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    One of my favorite vases. I usually like more colorfully glazed pieces - this is the "exception to the rule" for me.

    Large (14 inches tall), square-shouldered stoneware vase with deeply carved, naturalistic ivy on an architectural form. Glazed to give the appearance of weathered stone. This vase dates to circa 1895.

    An essentially identical example was part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Salvaging the Past" 2013 Exhibition.

    Georges Hoentschel (1855 - 1915) was an interior designer with an elite international following. He engaged sculptor Jean Carriès to create Japonist ceramics for his more advanced clients. Much of the inspiration was drawn from floral forms. Hoentschel's talent and taste were officially confirmed when he was commissioned to design and oversee the decoration of the pavilion of the Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1900.

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    1. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 6 years ago
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
    4. fledermaus fledermaus, 6 years ago
      Yes stunning!!! We are going one more time to see the show at the Met before it ends. I hope it will be on display again soon.
      Just wonderful! It would compliment my Massier from the same show!
    5. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 6 years ago
      Thank you Vetraio50, SEAN68 and fledermaus (a wonderful and very special Massier indeed that you have)
    6. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 6 years ago
      Thanks very much, Phil
    7. cogito cogito, 6 years ago
      Wow. Speechless. Where on Earth did you find it? Pieces by Hoentschel are rarer than rare these days.
    8. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 6 years ago
      Thanks. I have had it for over 20 years, bought it in NYC at the Showplace Antique Center on 26th Street - a very nice man, Earl Johnson of "Ensemble" sold it to me.
    9. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Great! size and wonderful form...another love it, sorry to be so boring..but! I do!...:-))
    10. cogito cogito, 6 years ago
      Great eye and great timing. Jason Jacques wouldn't take anything less than 5-figures on this one...but then again, he's Jason Jacques and can command that sort of premium.
    11. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 6 years ago
      You are never boring Penny. Thank you.
    12. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 6 years ago

      Jason Jacques does command the highest prices. It is a little strange though that he can't seem to afford ANY clothes. Have you seen his advertisements where he is "wearing" nothing but strategically placed vases? I think these have replaced "Jason Jacques - Pot Dealer".

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