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Edmond Lachenal Floral Ceramic Vase


Ranging in glazed hues of opaque greenish-whites to kelly greens to bright turquoise accents, this Art Nouveau ceramic vase by Edmond Lachenal features exceptional carved openwork in the shape of bunched but delicate, open blooms. The blooms circle the mouth of the vase, as their stems, tinged with turquoise, travel down its slope on a diagonal.

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Item #: C-1762
Artist: Edmond Lachenal
Circa: 1898
Dimensions: 9" height, 3.5" diameter
Materials: Ceramic
Signed: "Lachenal"
Literature: Similar vase pictured in The Paris Salons 1895-1915, Vol. IV: Ceramics and Glass, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1998, p. 266 (Grès vase, from La Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1898); Similar vase pictured in Edmond Lachenal and His Legacy, by Martin Eidelberg and Claire Cass, New York: Jason Jacques Gallery Press, 2007, p. 81, cat. no. 12

Edmond Lachenal was one of the pivotal figures in the development and creation of Art Nouveau in ceramics, and his works are comparable in influence and importance to those of Ernest Chaplet, Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat, and Albert Dammouse. His work is included in collections of Art Nouveau ceramics in the Louvre, Paris and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.