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    Posted 6 years ago

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    One of the more iconic ceramics from the period, this Sevres porcelain pitcher was sculpted by Leon Kann (1859 - 1925) and features Kann's superb ability to incorporate naturalistic features into the overall functioning of his designs. I've seen these pitchers in a wide array of glaze types and colors, some of them quite wild, but this is the first I've come across where the earthtone color palate and thinness of the glaze best fits the design motif. Kann also produced a wonderful fennel shaped tea set that Sevres also edited around the same period. A similar example of this pitcher form is in the permanent collection of the Musée National de Sevres. And, strangely, this pitcher shows up in Duncan's "The Paris Salons Volume IV" (p. 433) in a porcelain wares grouping that is listed as unattributed and undated.
    Note: A similar example is in the permanent collection of the Musée National de Sevres.
    Literature: Duncan, The Paris Salons Volume IV, p. 433

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    1. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Really exceptional piece, special and beautiful.
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Amazing and beautiful design!!!
      Did you see This one?,b
    3. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Oops, just read about the fennel set in your description :-)
    4. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      Thanks Cogito and Kyratango
    5. cogito cogito, 6 years ago
      Thanks everyone. I've been wanting an example for a long time. The glaze variations for this form are quite striking. You can find one like mine, but just as easily find an example with an oxblood glaze or other interesting color combination.
    6. fledermaus fledermaus, 6 years ago
      Very nice! What a great sale that was!
    7. cogito cogito, 6 years ago
      Indeed. I'm kicking myself for not getting the Dammouse.
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
    9. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      Very stunning , a beauty ;-)
    10. paulmartin paulmartin, 6 years ago
      So beautiful - So perfect !
    11. paris1925 paris1925, 6 years ago
      really nic jeff and love your pictures-)
    12. Gillian, 2 years ago
      Kyra especially liked the coffee service she linked to - it has bugs for knobs.

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