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Ernest Bussière Glazed Ceramic Vase


This French Art Nouveau ceramic vase, designed by Ernest Bussière and produced by Keller et Guérin, is modeled with a foliate motif in high relief with green and purple glaze. The pale, chalky greenish color that dominates the composition allows for the dynamic, deep, textured and organic layering of the vegetal forms to come to the visual forefront of the piece. Accented with purplish glaze, the wonderfully gourd shaped vase is impactful in its organic power and simultaneously delicate in the ultrafine details that decorate the entire composition.

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Item #: C-1672
Artist: Ernest Bussière
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 18" height, 16" diameter
Materials: Ceramic
Signed: “K.G. Lunéville Bussière”
Exhibition History/Literature: Similar vase show at Exposition de l'Ecole de Nancy in Paris in 1903; see The Paris Salons 1895-1915, Vol. IV: Ceramics and Glass, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors'' Club, 1998, p. 260

Most of Ernest Bussière's ceramic works were based on abstract plant forms, like this special, organic piece. Made with a fine white earthenware clay, they were glazed twice and fired at low temperatures, resulting in a thin "skin" of refracting pigments on top a velvety base.