Squared Mouth Vase
Squared Mouth Vase
Squared Mouth Vase
Squared Mouth Vase

This elegant, perfectly symmetrical vase begins with a sharply square mouth, glazed in a dark lustrous red and an understated line of gold. Moving down the square neck of the vase, this red glaze is overtaken by various shades of teal and electric blue, mottled with darker, more subdued shades of purple. The alternation of color here in thin striations creates an effect much like the stalks of flowers in a bouquet – long, winding lines of green following the graceful curvature of the piece as it flares out to a rounded bottom. Marks: Inscribed Dalpayrat with impressed grenade

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

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Adrien Dalpayrat: Grand Feu, Jason Jacques Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2014