Ernest Chaplet, ‘Cylindrical Oxblood Vase, France’, Late 19th C., Rago
Ernest Chaplet, ‘Cylindrical Oxblood Vase, France’, Late 19th C., Rago
Ernest Chaplet, ‘Cylindrical Oxblood Vase, France’, Late 19th C., Rago

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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]