This triple cylinder vase with tiny loop handles has a beautiful Japanese inspired indigo glaze that drips down the form with and egg shell white contrast. The Vase is inspired by Japanese tea ceremony ceramics and Hoentschel's collaborator and friend Jean Carries simple Japonist pottery.
Signature: Marks: Inscribed artist's cypher GH #94, Y
Model illustrated in Valotaire, Marcel, La Ceramique Français Moderne (Paris, France: Marcel Valotaire, 1930), Plate 1X.
About Georges Hoentschel
Georges Hoentschel was an interior designer with an elite international following. He engaged sculptor Jean Carriès to create Japonist ceramics for his more advanced clients. Work done by Emile Grittel and others under Hoentschel's name was noted for gold glaze effects and the frequent use of metal mounts. Much of the inspiration was drawn from floral forms. Hoentschel's talent and taste were officially confirmed when he was commissioned to design and oversee the decoration of the pavilion of the Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1900. [Source: Jason Jacques]