16 - 24 March 2019
After focusing on the evolution of International Arts and Crafts last year, we decided to present a stunning group of pieces by the French ceramist and master of glazed porcelain Taxile Doat. In the last six months we have brought together over twenty vases and chargers, mainly from his Art Nouveau period (1900-1909), some of which have not been seen since 1945. Four of those pieces were part of the original group which Doat brought to the United States in 1909 and sold to the City Art Museum of Saint Louis in 1911. They were deaccessioned by the museum and dispersed at auction in 1945. The vases offer a stunning variety of colors, shapes and glazes, very much inspired by Japan like so many pieces of that time.
The Taxile Doat collection will be surrounded by a selection of British, French and Russian works of art from the late XIXth and early XXth century, including four very important pieces by Edward William Godwin, Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, Archibald Knox and Charles Robert Ashbee.