Creature from the Black Fucking Lagoon

Abbé Pacton

8h x 5.25w

PAA006

c. 1900

Description

Inventory Number PAA006

Size 8h x 5.25w

Material Glazed Stoneware, Gold Lacquer

Country of Origin France

Year Made c. 1900

As for many other ceramic creations produced by Pierre Pacton in the beginning of the 20th century, this pitcher incorporates a figurative element in the shape of a highly realistic frog-like creature, whose mouth forms the rim of the object. Made of stoneware, the piece includes various layers of brown and grayish glazes, in addition to subtle touches of gold visible on the body of the creature. Along with Émile Grittel, Théo Perrot, and other members of the Carriès School, Pacton shared an interest in incorporating reptiles and bizarre animals to his stoneware creations, a practice that reveals his interest in East Asian visual culture and his attraction to the Symbolist movement.

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