Ernest Chaplet, ‘Chaplet's Favorite Bowl’, 1899, Heritage Auctions
Ernest Chaplet, ‘Chaplet's Favorite Bowl’, 1899, Heritage Auctions

Property from the Jason Jacques Collection

Condition Report: The displayed crack happened during Chaplet's time with the bowl, and had been remedied with metal staples concurrently.

Signature: Artist's cipher in the shape of a circular rosary to the underside

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Jason Jacques, ed. "Exotica" (Lenox: Hard Press Editions, 2010), pp. 240-241.

Collection of Emile Lenoble, Paris, The Alain Lesieutre Collection, Paris

About Ernest Chaplet

Ernest Chaplet began his career in 1848 as an apprentice at Sèvres, where he studied decoration, design and ceramics techniques. In 1882, after more than 30 years in the employ of large ceramics firms, he opened an atelier where, assisted by Albert-Louis Dammouse and funded by Haviland & Company, he created simple stoneware forms ornamented with Japanese-inspired designs. Within three years, Chaplet quietly succeeded in producing a true sang de boeuf glaze, first on stoneware and later on porcelain. He later took full control of the studio and continued production of the glazed stoneware that is still considered revolutionary. [Source: Jason Jacques]