Bowl with two panthers
- Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat (French, Limoges 1844–1910 Limoges)
- French, Bourg-la-Reine
- Overall (confirmed): 9 9/16 × 14 1/8 × 11 5/8 in., 12.2 lb. (24.3 × 35.9 × 29.5 cm, 5.5 kg)
- Credit Line:
- Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection, Purchase, Acquisitions Fund; Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; and 2011 Benefit Fund, 2013
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This bowl reveals two key traits of Dalpayrat's work: sculptural vigor and experimental glazes. The panthers appear to climb around the bowl, poised and ready to pounce, and the glaze is an example of the famous "Dalpayrat red," a distinctive copper-red glaze mottled with streaks of blue, green, and yellow.