Peacock Pattern

Galileo Chini

5.8" H x 4.5" W

CHG018

c. 1900

Description

Inventory Number CHG018

Size 5.8" H x 4.5" W

Material Earthenware

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin Italy

Year Made c. 1900

Condition Excellent

This beautiful earthenware vase uses a popular Art Nouveau motif, the peacock, as its main subject. Repetitive abstract patterns colored in various shades of blue, purple and yellow were hand-painted on the main body of the vase. This piece confirms Chini's creative approach to ceramic decoration, which incorporates references ranging from Gustav Klimt to Islamic pottery.

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