Basket vase, 1892-1896
Made by Ault Pottery
h. 24,1 cm - w. 19 cm
MARKS : 'Ch. Dresser' facsimile signature and '262'
PROVENANCE : Probably acquired in London in 1914-1915 by Peter Dekeyser, a Belgian judge who had taken refuge in England during the German bombing of his hometown Louvain. He returned to Louvain shortly after the war. By descent to his grand-daughter-in-law Mrs. Isabelle Ebens, until 2017.
SIMILAR PIECES : This vase is only the third example of this design known to have survived.
LITERATURE : Michael Whiteway, 'Christopher Dresser 1834-1904', Milan, 2001, figure 227 - Michael Whiteway, 'Shock of the Old : Christopher Dresser's Design Revolution', New York, 2004, n°286.
COLLECTION : British private collection