Inventory Number BIA007

Size 3h x 5.5w in

Material Stoneware

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin France

Year Made c. 1900

This imaginative bud vase is a combination of two structures. A multi-faceted, hollow stoneware base painted in yellow and green supports a circular metalwork structure surrounding the vase’s rim. The golden metal mount is remarkable and prominently depicts the busts of three hares, whose ears form a triangle at the center of the object. Bigot’s craftsmanship and creativity is evident here, and his use of animals as subject matters remains emblematic of the rest of his work. He was interested in challenging the distinctions between functional wares and artworks by reimagining everyday objects. This bud vase is a representative example, incorporating Bigot’s innovative mixed-media approach to the traditional stylistic codes of Art Nouveau.

Marks: Inscribed artist's signature, D147. Metalwork stamped G. Keller

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