EDMOND LACHENAL - Peacock Feathers Art Nouveau Vase - c.1900
Art Nouveau vase with peacock feather design made by Edmond Lachenal (1855 -1948) who was one of the pivotal figures in the development and creation of Art Nouveau in ceramics. His works are comparable in influence and importance to those of Ernest Chaplet, Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat, and Albert Dammouse and is included in many international collections of Art Nouveau ceramics like in the Louvre, Paris and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He was trained 10 years by Theodore Deck and in 1899 he received his first gold medal at the World's Fair in Paris. We owe him particularly a very fine enamel, with an extremely silky appearance and texture, due to the use of hydrochloric acid. Later Lachenal became actor among others with Sarah Bernard.
Ceramic vase with “émail mat velouté” (silk mat enamel/glaze) by etching of the enamel with hydrofluoric acid and so eating away the glossy surface to create a matte efrect, a technique developed by Lachenal where his peers still produced pure matte glazed works.. The blue staints of the peacock feather remain glossy by covering them with bitumen.
Signed E. Lachenal on the bottom of the vase
Enamel on earthenware
27,5 cm /top opening: 8,5cm – 10,83-inch x 4,41 inch/top opening: 3,35 inch
2,52 kg - 4,28 lb
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