Posted 11 years ago
Eugene Baudin (1853-1918) organic-shaped vase with a lobed ovoid body and flat and ribbed collar. Acid etched with a wonderful red glaze running over a mattvelute green decor. Complete with a squat bronze metal base attributed to Hector Guimard. The vase is signature incised underneath, "Baudin,” and the base is foundry stamped, “3834 and 378”. Lit: Europaische Keramik 1880 - 1930.
Born into a family of ceramic workers, Eugene Baudin was widely recognized as a fine craftsman in late-19th-century France. He adopted the family trade, working in Vierzon and Charenton. Also a political activist, he was convicted and sentenced to death, which he escaped by self-exile to England. There he worked at Lambeth and Stoke-on-Trent. Receiving amnesty in 1881, he returned to France and founded the Poterie de Monaco in 1906.