Coloquinte, ca. 1890
Glazed and gilded stoneware
h. 18 cm
MARKS : 'Jean Carriès' and '1676' underneath
PROVENANCE : Collection of Francis Lombrail, Paris - Drouot-Montaigne, maîtres de Quay et Lombrail, 22nd April 1997, lot O - Private French collection, acquired at the above sale.
SIMILAR PIECES : This form of vase seems to have been made in rather small numbers. Of the very few which are known to have survived, one similar example but with pink enamel instead of gold is in the collection of Thierry Leproust, also known as Musée du Grès Ancien, Prémery, France.
COLLECTION : American private collection