Climbing Snakes

Royal Copenhagen

5" H x 3" W


c. 1910


Inventory Number C0280

Size 5" H x 3" W

Material Porcelain

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin Denmark

Year Made c. 1910

Condition Excellent

This shape of this diminutive porcelain vessel is based on Eastern precedents and the brown-red glaze may also be related to the Chinese red known as sang de boeuf (oxblood) that was universally copied with varying degrees of success. The applied ornamentation of stylized darker brown snakes coiled at the belly of the vase and rising upward to the rim, is somewhat ambiguous, having both biomorphic and erotic connotations.

Marks: CVK in the center of the raised manufacturer's mark, designed by C.V Kjer.

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