Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat, ‘Bone Vase ’, 1892, Jason Jacques Gallery
Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat, ‘Bone Vase ’, 1892, Jason Jacques Gallery
Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat, ‘Bone Vase ’, 1892, Jason Jacques Gallery

Made in partnership with Alphonse Voisin-Delacroix, this anatomic vase (representing a bone) was first shown in 1893. The vase is rendered mostly in a dark purple red with tiny dapples of blue. It features slight cream accents as well, primarily on the protruding bone-like features, as well as on the neck’s slanted rim. The vase, almost cylindrical at the top, becomes odd and skeletal only at the bottom.

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