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Théodore DECK (1823-1891) and Joseph Gustave CHERET (1838-1894) - Cover-pot with decoration in relief of cherubs

Width: 19'' ¾  50cm
Height: 14'' ⅝  37cm
Depth: 19'' ¾  50cm

France, 19th century

Good condition.

Beige, red and brown glazed ceramic planter, with a relief decoration of cherubs in branches and anemone flowers, decorated with four handles in the lower part. Signed "TH. Deck" under the base and marked "Joseph Cheret" in the decoration.

Theodore Deck and Joseph Chéret have collaborated together on several occasions to create vases, planters, various bowls, and earthenware highlights. Most often, figures or ornaments carved in slip by Chéret adorn the vase or bowl created by Deck. In 1887, they worked together at the Sèvres manufactory, Deck as director of the factory, and Chéret as director of art works.

Theodore Deck
Joseph-Theodore Deck (1823-1891) is an Alsatian ceramist. In 1856, he founded his workshop in Paris, where he created in 1861 his famous turquoise color, Deck's blue. His earthenware production is inspired by Persian ceramics and Italian majolica. He makes personal and varied interpretations of modern and antique techniques and styles. In the 1870s, he contributed to the development of Japanism . Between 1887 and 1891, he completed his career as director of the Sèvres National Porcelain Manufactory, where he developed a new kind of soft porcelain for reproductions of the manufactory's 18th century creations. He also introduces brightly colored and monochrome varnishes. Deck has collaborated with many artists, painters such as Raphaël Collin or Eléonore Escallier, but also sculptors such as Joseph Chéret.
Joseph Chéret
Joseph Gustave Chéret (1838-1894) is a Parisian sculptor, younger brother of the great poster artist Jules Chéret. He trained with Vallois and Carrier-Belleuse, then married the latter's daughter. He became a respected artist of the Salon in the 1880s. After the death of his father-in-law in 1887, he replaced him as director of the works of art at the Sèvres manufactory. In 1891, he exhibited at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, and became a member three years later. In 1894, he also became a Knight of the Legion of Honor. Joseph Chéret notably carved statuettes, groups, vases, and planters, decorating them with characters, scenes, and motifs. He notably collaborated with the Christofle House, but also with other famous artists such as Louis Royer and Théodore Deck.