Pate sur Pate Gourd
Pate sur Pate Gourd
Pate sur Pate Gourd
Pate sur Pate Gourd
Pate sur Pate Gourd
Pate sur Pate Gourd
Pate sur Pate Gourd
Pate sur Pate Gourd
Pate sur Pate Gourd
Pate sur Pate Gourd
Pate sur Pate Gourd

The shocking synthesis of geographically remote ceramic traditions sets this superb porcelain bottle apart from its Aesthetic-period ancestors. Here, a Japonist high-temperature drip glaze on a gourd-shaped vessel is ornamented with apple green medallions featuring Renaissance-inspired putti. The miniature scenes of revelry are executed in glossy white pâte-sur-pâte with a precision that recalls carved cameos. Made shortly after Doat's triumphant display at the 1900 Paris World's Fair, this piece demonstrates his unparalleled ability to combine different types of clay and glaze effects on a single piece, all the while accounting for varying degrees of shrinkage during firing. Marks: T Doat, Sèvres, 1903, 37 [glazed]

About Taxile Doat

Taxile Doat began working at the Sèvres National Manufactory in 1877. Throughout his tenure there, he maintained a private atelier, at first in Paris and later both in Paris and in the city of Sèvres. Doat's studio ceramics nearly rejected the classical vocabulary that dominated the remarkable pâte-sur-pâte work he created at Sèvres. Instead he favored the Japanese aesthetic of organic shapes and running glazes. His macro crystalline glazes were especially well received. [Source: Jason Jacques]

French, 1851-1939

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