Abstract Pod
Abstract Pod
Abstract Pod
Abstract Pod
Abstract Pod

This extraordinary quadrilobe sphere wrapped in an irregular strip of clay hints at an opening seed pod. It conveys the impression of life coming into being, a concept that frequently found expression in objects of this era. The vase is decorated with a handsome copper-red glaze that puddles and sheds in response to the hills and valleys of clay. The turquoise and ochre marbling adds richness and vitality. Marks: stamped Les Grands Feux de Dalpayrat

About Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat

Adrien Dalpayrat began his career as a faïence painter, working at six manufactories between 1867 and 1888 before settling near Paris in 1889. There he devoted himself to stoneware, a material then held in high esteem by French art potters. Working alone and with collaborators, Dalpayrat produced a vast range of shapes and decorations. He was so well known for his oxblood flambé pottery that the term "Dalpayrat red" was coined to designate his distinctive glaze. Perfected in 1892, it is dappled or veined with greens, blues and yellows, and appears on pieces in the form of gourds, fruits, and shapes derived from Japanese bottles. [Source: Jason Jacques]

French, 1844-1910

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Adrien Dalpayrat: Grand Feu, Jason Jacques Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2014