Studded Vase

Georges Hoentschel

10.5" H X 5.5" W

HOG037

c. 1890

Description

Inventory Number HOG037

Size 10.5" H X 5.5" W

Material Stoneware

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin France

Year Made c. 1890

Evoking a gem-studded medieval beaker, this vase reflects a romanticized image of the Middle Ages that influenced the Art Nouveau aesthetic. The green drip glaze, suggesting old age by imitating the patina of oxidized copper, intensifies the notion of mystery associated with the past.

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