Serpentine

Raoul Lachenal

7.75" H x 7" W x 7" D

LAR014

c. 1904

Description

Inventory Number LAR014

Size 7.75" H x 7" W x 7" D

Material Stoneware

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin France

Year Made c. 1904

Roughly potted, Lachenal’s hand built vase draws upon the somber aesthetic of Japanese stoneware tea bowls (chawan), whose irregular forms and unpretentious glazes inspired the previous generation of French art potters. Lachenal’s subtle yet inventive decorative taste is reflected in the carved and glaze-filled embellishment that snakes its way around the vessel’s entire body. Marked “unique,” indicating a one of a kind studio piece.

-Description by Claire Cass

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