Gothic Acanthus

Georges Hoentschel

11.75" H x 5.57" W

HOG022

c. 1890

Description

Inventory Number HOG022

Size 11.75" H x 5.57" W

Material Stoneware

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.

Exhibitions
Bard Graduate Center Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (April 4, 2013 - August 11, 2013).

Bibliography
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.

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