Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat, ‘Organic Pot’, 1895, Jason Jacques Gallery
Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat, ‘Organic Pot’, 1895, Jason Jacques Gallery

This pot, crafted into an organic form, has been glazed in variety of colors. The majority of the work is a reddish-brown that has been overlaid with areas of dark, almost black brown, as well as lines of white and spots of bright blue. The top portion of the vase has been flattened and is topped with an uneven, undulating rim lined in white glaze. Though mostly round throughout the body, undulations can also be found, again highlighted in white, on one side of the vase.

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