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White Thistle, ca. 1900

Porcelain
4 × 2 1/2 in
10.2 × 6.4 cm
Unique
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New York
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Jason Jacques Gallery
New York
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This White Thistle vase, produced by the Manufacture Nationale de Sevres in France, is a highly …

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This White Thistle vase, produced by the Manufacture Nationale de Sevres in France, is a highly sculptural vessel. Artichoke like petals cover the wide lower part of the body, and have been overlaid with the three-dimensional forms of green thistles growing from the base. The piece is rendered in a palette of white, …

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Design/Decorative Art
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Sevres Porcelain
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
French, established 1740
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The Sèvres porcelain factory has produced objects and wares heralded for innovative design and technique since its founding in Vincennes, France in 1740. Named after the town to which it moved in 1756, Sèvres porcelain was considered the paragon of 18th-century European porcelain and prized for its cobalt oxide-infused glaze known as “bleu de Sèvres.” However, not until the factory’s 19th-century rebirth under the direction of Alexandre Brongniart did its output explode. Eighty-nine different cup models alone were decorated in styles ranging from Renaissance, to Gothic, to Neoclassical, its commissioned artisans often copying contemporary paintings as well as works by old masters, especially Raphael, onto the wares. Later, as Art Nouveau emerged, asymmetrical, organic forms predominated. Today, the French Ministry of Culture oversees the factory, which continues to produce contemporary designs as well as historical reproductions, as well as its related museum.

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This White Thistle vase, produced by the Manufacture Nationale de Sevres in France, is a highly …

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This White Thistle vase, produced by the Manufacture Nationale de Sevres in France, is a highly sculptural vessel. Artichoke like petals cover the wide lower part of the body, and have been overlaid with the three-dimensional forms of green thistles growing from the base. The piece is rendered in a palette of white, …

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Medium
Design/Decorative Art
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Sevres Porcelain
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
French, established 1740
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The Sèvres porcelain factory has produced objects and wares heralded for innovative design and technique since its founding in Vincennes, France in 1740. Named after the town to which it moved in 1756, Sèvres porcelain was considered the paragon of 18th-century European porcelain and prized for its cobalt oxide-infused glaze known as “bleu de Sèvres.” However, not until the factory’s 19th-century rebirth under the direction of Alexandre Brongniart did its output explode. Eighty-nine different cup models alone were decorated in styles ranging from Renaissance, to Gothic, to Neoclassical, its commissioned artisans often copying contemporary paintings as well as works by old masters, especially Raphael, onto the wares. Later, as Art Nouveau emerged, asymmetrical, organic forms predominated. Today, the French Ministry of Culture oversees the factory, which continues to produce contemporary designs as well as historical reproductions, as well as its related museum.

White Thistle, ca. 1900

Porcelain
4 × 2 1/2 in
10.2 × 6.4 cm
Unique
Contact For Price
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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