This hand-thrown stoneware charger, glazed in richly textured polychrome enamels, exhibits a perfect marriage of form and decoration. The streaked glaze that forms a deep border around perimeter looks as though it was formed by centrifugal force as the the charger was spun quickly on a wheel. Made in Auteuil, Paris, France.
About Auguste Delaherche
In 1887, after years of working in various industrial arts firms, Auguste Delaherche acquired a Paris studio and began his career as a ceramist. He concentrated on simple forms with thick drip glazes inspired by Japanese pottery, occasionally employing relief decorations or modeling vases and dishes in vegetal shapes. Delaherche’s continual experimentation with kiln techniques enabled him to produce remarkably subtle gradations of color. By 1904, he had achieved professional maturity with his robust shapes inspired by Oriental, Greek or rustic pottery, thus helping to usher in the era of modern studio pottery. [Source: Jason Jacques]