Flat Gourd

Emile Grittel

5.75h x 7.50w x 5d


c. 1910 - 1920


Inventory Number GRE015

Size 5.75h x 7.50w x 5d

Material Stoneware

Country of Origin France

Year Made c. 1910 - 1920

This figurative vessel is produced in the art nouveau typology favored by Grittel’s long-time collaborator and employer, Georges Hoentschel. It is unique because, though it rests on a flattened side, occupying space the way a real gourd might, it maintains a flat base where it might stand upright. Mimicking the figure of the gourd itself, the double-handle of this vessel is at once the vine from which the gourd sprouted.

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