Inventory Number C0043
Size 9.75" H x 8" W
Country of Origin France
Year Made c. 1886
Cherry Blossoms is a superb example of the Japonist stoneware that ernest Chaplet and Edouard Dammouse produced in the Haviland atelier between 1882 and c. 1886. Here a graceful, asymmetrical Japanese cherry blossom design, generally traceable to Japanese lacquers and screens, has been applied on the surface of a stoneware vessel, which is further embellished by surface textures on the neck and near the foot. the vessel is presented in an Asian-style metal mount featuring fierce lion head masks. Metal ring lug handles, each held in place by an additional lion head, complete the composition.
Marks: Stamped rosary, H & Co, 71, VI.