Eagle Vase

Galileo Chini

18.5" H x 9" W




Inventory Number CHG028

Size 18.5" H x 9" W

Material Earthenware

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin Italy

Year Made 1900-1904

Condition Excellent

This colorful vase made by Galileo Chini uses eagles as the main decorative motif for this piece. With special attention paid on the birds’ wings, Chini depicts them on the topside of the vase, flying downwards, mouth open. Painted in green, bordeaux and yellow with a translucent glaze, the surface of the vase appears highly textural. Oval abstract motifs painted in bordeaux cover the base of the object. This is a remarkable example of the work of Galileo Chini, an Italian ceramist and prominent follower of the Art Nouveau movement. His style, as demonstrated here, can be defined as highly colorful and relying on floral and animalistic patterns as recurring motifs.

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