Gourd

Georges Hoentschel

10.75h x 5.50w

HOG050

c. 1890-1900

Description

Inventory Number HOG050

Size 10.75h x 5.50w

Material Glazed Stoneware

Country of Origin France

Year Made c. 1890 - 1900

Leafy vegetation, supple curving forms and organic tones, lend this vessel a sense of having grown from the earth rather than having been hewn from it. This piece hints at new aesthetic experiments for Hoentschel, as it slightly departs from the Japanese-inspired and sculpturally-muted pottery Hoentschel had been commissioning in the 1890s, though speckled irregularities in the glaze, and indeed the freedom given to the glaze, harken back to that of the tea jars in Hoentschel’s own collection.

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