Dragon Vessel

Lauritz Adolf Hjorth

15.5" H x 9" W

C0139

c. 1900

Description

Inventory Number C0139

Size 15.5" H x 9" W

Material Stoneware

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin Denmark

Year Made c. 1900

This broad-shouldered container with flaring foot and circular lid, features stylized interlaces with biting dragon heads in black and brown on an ochre ground. Interlacing dragon designs of this type originated in the medieval wooden churches of Northern Europe and migrated to Celtic lands with the Vikings. Their revival was an expression of national pride.

Marks: Impressed artist's name, 26.

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