This stoneware teapot, exhibited at the Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1898 and the Exposition Universelle of 1900, features a round, almost spherical body with a narrow foot, small neck, short spout, and large pointed handle. The work has been glazed in a palette of forest green, red, and cream. Interesting raised, bone-like protrusions erupt from the side of the teapot and have been highlighted in a white glaze.
Mark: Impressed 100
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]