Flowering Bulb

Arthur Craco

13.5" H x 6" W

C0383

c. 1900

Description

Inventory Number C0383

Size 13.5" H x 6" W

Material Stoneware

Period Japonist

Country of Origin Belgium

Year Made c. 1900

Condition Minor Conservation

This long-necked vessel with a globular body is as infused with life as the flowering bulbs to which it seems to allude. With no area devoid of the physical characteristics and chemical action of clay, glaze, and fire, this vase suggests the process of natural growth and change without resorting to direct imitation. Craco, in his artistic maturity, demonstrates a grasp of the elements of Japanese design rather than a slavish reproduction of Japanese decorative elements.

Marks: Incised artist's name.

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