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Impressionist decor, large earthenware vase by Louis Auguste LEPÈRE for Faïencerie LAURIN


Height: 22'' ⅞  58cm
Diameter: 15'' ¾  40cm

19th century, French

Good condition

Designed between 1875 and 1878, this large ovoid vase is a technical feat due to its size and decoration.

In earthenware, the polychrome decoration is made with slip, following a process developed by Ernest Chaplet at the Laurin earthenware factory in Bourg-la-Reine in 1871. The technique of slip painting was favored for making impressionist ceramics, in particular by Auguste Lepère.

This painter, close to Félix Bracquemond, is the author of the landscape decoration which adorns our vase. It represents a Norman maritime landscape, between Dieppe and Etretat, with characteristic cliffs. The decor develops like a panoramic canvas, magnifying the beauty of the sky and illustrating the activities of the fishermen. The touch, vibrant and free, evokes the style of Eugène Boudin.

The body of our vase is decorated with two lion heads modeled in relief. It rests on a sculpted and stained walnut base simulating a swamp populated with frogs.

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