This earthenware vase, in the shape of an upside down bell, is an original example of French ceramic production at the turn of the century. Glazed in shades of iridescent green, blue, and red, this object demonstrates the interest of Art Nouveau artists in the exploration of organic forms and the intersection of colors and texture. The choice of a bell as a design inspiration remains unusual, yet the object remains typical of Art Nouveau iconography with its overall curvy and floral shape. Shades of purple, visible around the rim and the bell’s lip, contrast with the prominent green glaze covering the waist. Variations of light determine the object’s changing glow, which a metallic luster enhances.
Signature: Stamped B.A.C.S., 8815