Ernest Bussière "Bractée d’Ombelle" Ceramic Vase
This glazed ceramic "Bractée d’Ombelle" vase, designed by French Art Nouveau ceramicist Ernest Bussière and executed by Keller and Guérin, is a flower-shaped vase comprised of a series of gentle folds decorated with applied curving stems holding lanceolate leaves. It features a quadrilobed mouth, openwork branches and applied, raised leaves in sparse but charming arrangements. The vase is completed by a "glass skin" of iridescent enameled purple-mauve and turquoise-green with metallic reflections.
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Item #: C-19778
Artist: Ernest Bussière, Keller and Guérin
Dimensions: 11 height, 6.5" diameter
Signed: "K.G. Lunéville Bussière"
Literature: Similar vase pictured in Nancy 1900: Jugendstil in Lothringen, Keramik, Glas, Möbel, Gemälde, Plastik, Schmuck, Plakate, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1980, p. 365, cat. no. 409