Lyrebirds

Christian Johannes van der Hoef

16" H x 3" W

HCJ001

c1901

Description

Inventory Number HCJ001

Size 16" H x 3" W

Material Earthenware

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin Netherlands

Year Made c1901

Charming and elegant, this tall earthenware vase is ornamented with a frieze of stylized lyrebirds standing at attention. The body and tail feathers are rendered with repeating blue waves and curlicues that create an undeniable mood of wit and whimsy. From a distance the overlapping tails resemble individual quills. The background is the natural color of the fired clay.

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