Gilded Chalice

Amphora

16" H x 15" W

C0004

1904

Description

Inventory Number C0004

Size 16" H x 15" W

Material Hard Earthenware

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin Austria

Year Made 1904

This exceptional earthenware vase is from the Grés-Bijou (or jeweled stoneware) series, introduced by Amphora in 1904. With handles that resemble sinuously intertwined plant stems and encrusted cabochons, this piece is a modern adaptation of a traditional, medieval chalice shape with an Art Nouveau twist.

Marks: Impressed manufacturer's cipher 3791 43.

Publication
Model illustrated in Vreeland, Byron, Monsters and Maidens Collectors Edition ( Los Angeles: Byron Vreeland, 2011) 253.

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