Monumental Eggplant Vase
Monumental Eggplant Vase

Tall cylindrical form with flaring neck decorated with carved stylized vegetal forms, covered with an extraordinary combination of high- and low-fired copper-oxide glazes. A tour de force of glaze artistry, the decor of this vase consists of swirling areas of blue, gray, and reddish-aubergine hues. An object like this is a reminder of Dalpayrat’s stature among the greatest glaze artists of fin-de-siécle French art pottery.

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

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

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