Inventory Number CAJ043

Size 10.13d in.

Material Stoneware

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin France

Year Made 1891-1894

Condition Excellent

Pear-shaped vessel with sloping shoulder, long neck, and everted rim. Brown stoneware decorated with drips of black glaze and a splash of white glaze with Shino-style crazing around lip and neck. More than any other French art potter, Carriès grasped the Japanese aesthetic principles of wabi (simple beauty with happenstance elements) and sabi (beauty derived from the patina of age), clearly visible on this graceful yet sober bottle vase. Carriès employed these traditional values in the fusion style known as wabi-sabi, here expressed through rustic form and accidental glaze drips and splash.

Marks: Signed with the artist's mark, numbered.

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