Property from the Jason Jacques Collection
Condition Report: Observed under UV light with evidence of restoration to the lip rim, presents well.
Signature: Painted to the underside: 16.129/ LACHENAL
Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Claire Cass. "Edmond Lachenal & His Legacy" (New York: Jason Jacques Gallery Press, 2007), p. 91
About Edmond Lachenal
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]