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Square vase

Maker:
Ernest Chaplet (French, Sèvres 1835–1909 Choisy-le-Roi)
Date:
ca. 1889
Culture:
French, Choisy-le-Roi
Medium:
Porcelain
Dimensions:
confirmed: 15 3/8 × 7 3/4 × 7 3/4 in., 12.9 lb. (39 × 19.7 × 19.7 cm, 5.9 kg)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection, Purchase, The Isaacson-Draper Foundation Gift, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.477
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
Chaplet became well known for his Chinese-inspired forms and colored glazes. In the 1880s he learned how to make the desirable but technically difficult oxblood (sang de boeuf) glaze, for which he won the gold medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris.
Marking: [1] (impressed) rosary mark
[2] (in underglaze blue on underside) various illegible marks
[ Art market , Paris, June 1978; sold to Ellison ] ; Robert A. Ellison Jr. , New York (1978–2013; sold to MMA)
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