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Hector Guimard "Chalmont" Glazed Ceramic Planter


Graduating from deep earthen green, to a bright golden hue, the outside of this planter by Hector Guimard, known as "Chalmont," features four robust, sinuous arm like lineaments replete with naturalistic ribbing and shallow rippling. The interior of this dynamic ceramic is a cheerful electric blue that both brightens and adds to the excitement of this kinetic composition.


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Item #: C-18197
Artist: Hector Guimard
Circa: 1890s
Dimensions: 11" height, 17" diameter
Materials: Ceramic
Signed: Maker's mark and numbered
Literature: Similar planter featured in the Philippe Guimard Thiébaut edition ofThe Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris, 1992; This model reproduced on pp. 258, 262

The Chalmont is a mountain in the Alsace region in France, a region where the Art Nouveau movement flourished close to the the turn of the Century.