Bloody Beautiful

Ernest Chaplet

5 3/4" H x 4" W

C0039

c. 1890

Description

Inventory Number C0039

Size 5 3/4" H x 4" W

Material Porcelain

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin France

Year Made c. 1890

Status Available

Condition Perfect

Small in size but grand in concept, this three-tier vase is covered in a dripping sang de boeuf glaze with splashes of blue-green. The four looped handles that connect tiers two and three may be seen as references to architectural buttresses. In 1889, Chaplet won a gold medal at the Paris Universal Exposition for producing the elusive and highly prized sang de boeuf glaze. In the same year, he settled in Choisy-le-Roi and devoted himself to glaze research.

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