François-Rupert Carabin "Femme à la Coloquinte" Ceramic Inkwell
This glazed ceramic inkwell, by French Art Nouveau artist, François-Rupert Carabin, is titled "Femme à la Coloquinte," or "Woman with Gourd." The charming, monochromatic ceramic in earthen-toned glaze features a nude female figure lovingly clutching a gourd, which has been positioned and creased so as to hold the position of a child. The female form looks lovingly onto the vegetable in her arms, her expression one of unbridled joy and affection as her arms tenderly embrace it.
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Artist: François-Rupert Carabin
Dimensions: 5.25" height, 6" width
Signed: Impressed with artist cipher, "30"
Literature/Exhibition History: Similar inkwell as a sculpture pictured in L'ouevre de Rupert Carabin, 1982-1932, catalogue of the exhibition at le Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 1974, p. 230, cat. no. 189