Inventory Number AIR002

Size 18.5h x 6w in

Material Earthenware

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin France

Year Made 1900

Airebella, Limoges. Attributed to Marcel Chevalier.
This elegantly shaped iridescent vase, with an attenuated double gourd form, evokes the image of an oriental waterpipe. The associated theme of mind-expansion was highly topical in the Symbolist movement. The imagery of a lily draped over the body of the vase on a backdrop of tiny bubbles gushing from the base up, reinforces the notion of dreamy sensuality, as the suggestion of the flower's intense, intoxicating scent seems to shift into being a real-time experience, captivating the mind and the senses.

Marks: Painted glaze ASB.

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