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Hector Guimard "Chalmont" Glazed Ceramic Planter


This ceramic planter, known as "Chalmont," by Hector Guimard, is decorated with both a blue interior glaze and an earthen, gold-accented brown exterior glaze. Featuring lines so sinuous and so organic as to appear to have grown as such many centuries ago, this planter looks as if it comprised of the forgotten root system of a grand, old tree instead created at the hand of a talented and celebrated master maker.

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Artist: Hector Guimard 
Country: France
Circa: 1890s
Dimensions: 8.25" height, 13" diameter 
Materials: Ceramic
Signed: On the bottom, maker's mark and numbered
Literature: Similar planter featured in Philippe Guimard, Thiébaut edition of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris, 1992, model reproduced on pp. 258 and 262

The famous architect of the celebrated, iconic Art Nouveau metro stops in Paris, Hector Guimard proved with this planter that he is not only one of the undisputed masters of the Art Nouveau style, but a maverick of mediums.