Volcanic Gourd

Taxile Doat

10" H x 7.75" W

DOT021

c. 1900

Description

Inventory Number DOT021

Size 10" H x 7.75" W

Material Porcelain

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin France

Year Made c. 1900

Condition Excellent

One of Doat’s iconic vessel forms, this stoppered bottle resembles a gourd water jug with basket weave handles. The seemingly canted shape conveys the organic nature of such an object, as do warty glaze droplets on the rotund body. Semi-microcrystalline glazes in russet and black run down and echo the sinuous neck. Elegantly contoured, the bottle’s silhouette is at once imposing and delicate. Made at Doat’s personal studio in Sèvres, this superb example shows the master of grand feu glazes working at the peak of his powers.

Marks: Impressed artist's name within rectangle.

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