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
Not on view
Delaherche elongated the shape of a traditional vase and added subtle yellow and purple streaks to the saturated red glaze based on Chinese oxblood (sang de boeuf). Such artistic nuances made him a favorite of critics and connoisseurs. One writer explained, "To possess in one's collection one of Delaherche's Grès Flambés is to proclaim one-self one of the cognoscenti of modern ceramic art." This vase is one of only twelve examples of this model, recorded in Delaherche's sketchbook on May 3, 1893.
Marking:  (stamped on underside, inside a circle) Auguste Delaherche  (stamped on underside) 6711
[ Macklowe Gallery , New York, until December 20, 1982; sold to Ellison ] ; Robert A. Ellison Jr. , New York (1982–2013; sold to MMA)