This stunning pitcher comes alive as if it has grown from a vine to become it's own creature. A twisted vine comes up from the base of the large leaf at the bottom of the pitcher to form the handle. The large leaves surround the exterior of the pitcher slowly opening up towards the spout which points out viciously.The pitcher is glazed in warm tan and brown tones with accents of light green glaze in the folds of the leaves and vines
Signature: Marks: Stamped artist's cipher
Bard Graduate Center Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (April 4, 2013 - August 11, 2013)
Illustrated in Kisluk-Groshiede, Danielle , Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York : Danielle Kisluk-Groshiede , 2013), 225.
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]