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Barbary Treasure, ca. 1893

Stoneware
13 × 9 in
33 × 22.9 cm
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New York
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Jason Jacques Gallery
New York
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The fanciful images of scimitars and tassels etched into the glaze of this tapered cylinder remind …

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The fanciful images of scimitars and tassels etched into the glaze of this tapered cylinder remind observers that artist Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer was born in Algiers, a city on the Barbary Coast and a onetime haunt of Barbary Pirates. The background of golden luster with blue-green highlights, brings to mind sunken …

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Signature
Marks: Stamped and signed Clément Massier and L.Levy, marked AM in glaze.
Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer
French, 1865–1953
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Best known today as a Symbolist painter, Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer made an unforgettable impact on France's ceramics revolution through his work with Clément Massier in Golfe-Juan between 1887 and 1895. The two men worked together on innovative shapes, the rediscovery of luster glazes, and the use of luster glazes with etching to bring about fantastically complex effects. Lévy-Dhurmer's decorations were influenced by the prevailing fervor for Japanese, Islamic, and other Near Eastern ceramics but, a Symbolist at heart, he often rejected realism in favor of mysticism and spirituality. His unique contribution was his ability to produce shapes and patterns that seem to shimmer with life, while suggesting deeper meanings. [Source: Jason Jacques]

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Jason Jacques Gallery
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The fanciful images of scimitars and tassels etched into the glaze of this tapered cylinder remind …

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The fanciful images of scimitars and tassels etched into the glaze of this tapered cylinder remind observers that artist Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer was born in Algiers, a city on the Barbary Coast and a onetime haunt of Barbary Pirates. The background of golden luster with blue-green highlights, brings to mind sunken …

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Signature
Marks: Stamped and signed Clément Massier and L.Levy, marked AM in glaze.
Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer
French, 1865–1953
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Best known today as a Symbolist painter, Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer made an unforgettable impact on France's ceramics revolution through his work with Clément Massier in Golfe-Juan between 1887 and 1895. The two men worked together on innovative shapes, the rediscovery of luster glazes, and the use of luster glazes with etching to bring about fantastically complex effects. Lévy-Dhurmer's decorations were influenced by the prevailing fervor for Japanese, Islamic, and other Near Eastern ceramics but, a Symbolist at heart, he often rejected realism in favor of mysticism and spirituality. His unique contribution was his ability to produce shapes and patterns that seem to shimmer with life, while suggesting deeper meanings. [Source: Jason Jacques]

Barbary Treasure, ca. 1893

Stoneware
13 × 9 in
33 × 22.9 cm
Contact For Price
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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