Inventory Number HOG022
Size 11.75" H x 5.57" W
Period Art Nouveau
Country of Origin France
Year Made c. 1890
Georges Hoentschel vase possibly modeled by Frédéric Des Champs. This Gothic inspired vase's octagonal form and juxtaposition between flat and carved areas suggests plants growing on a trellis, with acanthus leaves on the top frieze and lip of the vase and vines growing down below. This vase was formed in a mold and before it was completely hardened the artist carved in the foliate decoration. The greenish blue glaze, with areas of reddish brown, is a trompe l'oeil effect to make the vase look like oxidized bronze.
Marks: On the bottom with the entwined initials GH.
Bard Graduate Center Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (April 4, 2013 - August 11, 2013).
Illustrated in Kisluk-Groshiede, Danielle , Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metroploitain Museum of Art (New York, New York : Danielle Kisluk-Groshiede , 2013), 223.