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Edmond Lachenal

Frog Cluster, 1893

Stoneware
3 1/4 × 3 3/4 in
8.3 × 9.5 cm
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New York
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Jason Jacques Gallery
New York
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Three realistically sculpted and glazed frogs meet belly to belly to form a vase with three …

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Three realistically sculpted and glazed frogs meet belly to belly to form a vase with three openings for flower stems. Frogs were popular creatures in the world of Japanese woodblock prints, European nature studies, fairy tales, and late 19th century French ceramics. Whether this piece represents a mating ball or …

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Edmond Lachenal
1855–1948
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When Théodore Deck hired 15-year-old Edmond Lachenal as his studio assistant, he could hardly have predicted that the boy would become an internationally respected master, always willing to try something new. Lachenal's early work resembled Deck's but he gradually achieved artistic independence and personal fame. Working in stoneware, he used a hydrofluoric acid bath to cut away the glaze's outer layer revealing the velvety matte surface beneath. As tastes changed, he briefly abandoned applied decorations in favor of organic forms. [Source: Jason Jacques]

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Jason Jacques Gallery
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Three realistically sculpted and glazed frogs meet belly to belly to form a vase with three …

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Three realistically sculpted and glazed frogs meet belly to belly to form a vase with three openings for flower stems. Frogs were popular creatures in the world of Japanese woodblock prints, European nature studies, fairy tales, and late 19th century French ceramics. Whether this piece represents a mating ball or …

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Design/Decorative Art
Edmond Lachenal
1855–1948
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When Théodore Deck hired 15-year-old Edmond Lachenal as his studio assistant, he could hardly have predicted that the boy would become an internationally respected master, always willing to try something new. Lachenal's early work resembled Deck's but he gradually achieved artistic independence and personal fame. Working in stoneware, he used a hydrofluoric acid bath to cut away the glaze's outer layer revealing the velvety matte surface beneath. As tastes changed, he briefly abandoned applied decorations in favor of organic forms. [Source: Jason Jacques]

Edmond Lachenal

Frog Cluster, 1893

Stoneware
3 1/4 × 3 3/4 in
8.3 × 9.5 cm
Contact For Price
location
New York
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