Vase, ca. 1889
h. 44,5 cm - w. 21,2 cm
MARKS : Impressed 'Auguste Delaherche / 1999' to the underside
PROVENANCE : Sold by Maître Paul Renaud, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10th May 1973, lot 135 - French private collection, acquired at the above sale - Thence by descent - Christie's, Paris, 30th November 2006, lot 55 - Private collection, Paris - Jason Jacques, New York.
SIMILAR PIECES : A variant of this vase, with identical shape but decorated with peacock feathers over the white crackled glaze, was also shown at the 1889 Paris Exhibition. One of them is now in the collection the Metropolitan Museum of Art and another was purchased in 1890 by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
EXHIBITION : This model was presumably designed for the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1889, and shown again at the 1900 edition.
LITERATURE : Richard Borman, Moderne Keramik, Leipzig, 1902, plate 1 - Hélène Demoriane, 'A la recherche de Delaherche', dans Connaissance des Arts, juillet 1970, page 77 - Helen Bieri Thomson, 'Auguste Delaherche : rêves d'argile, secrets d'émail', Paris, 2001, page 21.