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Platter

A work made of glazed earthenware and gilding.

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  • A work made of glazed earthenware and gilding.

Date:

c. 1874

Artist:

Designed by Félix Bracquemond (French, 1833–1914)
Made by Haviland & Co., Auteuil Studio, Paris (French, 1872-1886)

About this artwork

This monumental ceramic platter illustrates the interconnectedness of the fine and applied arts in France during the era of radical artistic innovation around 1870. It was created by Félix Bracquemond, a printmaker and designer who was deeply embedded in the Parisian avant-garde. The thickly modeled stoneware form is enameled with an arrestingly bright landscape in yellow, orange, red and green. At the center of the composition a vibrant, craggy mountain rises above an ominously dark waterfall. The boldly delineated landscape elements recall Japanese woodblock prints, which Bracquemond admired.

Status

On View, Gallery 241

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Félix Henri Bracquemond (Designer)

Title

Platter

Place

Paris (Object made in)

Date

1869–1879

Medium

Glazed earthenware and gilding

Dimensions

D. 50.5 cm (19 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Frances and Edward Blair

Reference Number

2021.212

Extended information about this artwork

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