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Dragon Vessel, ca. 1900

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15 1/2 × 9 in
39.4 × 22.9 cm
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Jason Jacques Gallery
New York
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This broad-shouldered container with flaring foot and circular lid, features stylized interlaces …

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This broad-shouldered container with flaring foot and circular lid, features stylized interlaces with biting dragon heads in black and brown on an ochre ground. Interlacing dragon designs of this type originated in the medieval wooden churches of Northern Europe and migrated to Celtic lands with the Vikings. Their …

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Marks: impressed artist's name, 26.
Lauritz Adolph Hjorth
Danish, 1831–1912
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Early in his career Lauritz Adolph Hjorth created utilitarian items, including water-coolers, flowerpots, and milk-jugs. In 1862 he began concentrating on decorative vases and figurines that referred in style and ornamentation to antique and old Norse designs. Hjorth's terracotta was abundantly represented at world exhibitions, and his work was widely distributed and popular internationally. Around 1900 his production included Jugendstil vases, many of which were made of black-burned terracotta. The firm's production was strongly inspired by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen whose statuettes it manufactured. [Source: Jason Jacques]

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Jason Jacques Gallery
New York
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This broad-shouldered container with flaring foot and circular lid, features stylized interlaces …

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This broad-shouldered container with flaring foot and circular lid, features stylized interlaces with biting dragon heads in black and brown on an ochre ground. Interlacing dragon designs of this type originated in the medieval wooden churches of Northern Europe and migrated to Celtic lands with the Vikings. Their …

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Signature
Marks: impressed artist's name, 26.
Lauritz Adolph Hjorth
Danish, 1831–1912
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Early in his career Lauritz Adolph Hjorth created utilitarian items, including water-coolers, flowerpots, and milk-jugs. In 1862 he began concentrating on decorative vases and figurines that referred in style and ornamentation to antique and old Norse designs. Hjorth's terracotta was abundantly represented at world exhibitions, and his work was widely distributed and popular internationally. Around 1900 his production included Jugendstil vases, many of which were made of black-burned terracotta. The firm's production was strongly inspired by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen whose statuettes it manufactured. [Source: Jason Jacques]

Dragon Vessel, ca. 1900

Stoneware
15 1/2 × 9 in
39.4 × 22.9 cm
Contact For Price
location
New York
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