This elegant bottle form vase has been glazed with copper oxides to produce a quintessential Dalpayrat red, flecked with bits of a highly vitrified green-blue and black jasper. These modulations on the surface of the piece create a remarkably multi-dimensional textural effect. The shape of the vase is gracefully attenuated, featuring a long, thin neck that flares out with a slight, elegant curve to form a wider base. Marked: Dalpayrat 98.
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]