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Style Japonism, Chinoiserie / Ref.14514

Théodore DECK and Ernest CARRIÈRE, earthenware dish of the mallard in the Golden sun


Height: 1'' ⅝  4cm
Diameter: 11'' ¾  30cm

19th century, French

Good condition

Bearing the signature of the ceramist Théodore Deck, and that of the painter Ernest Carrière, our dish illustrates the majestic flight of a Mallard.

In a blue sky, crossed by clouds, the bird spreads its wings against a background of a large sun made with gold leaf. Deck's works are always of great finesse of execution, and very often marked by the influence of Japonism. The Mallard duck is in fact an animal represented by Hiroshige in certain prints.

As for the already radiant star, can it not refer to the familiar nickname of Japan, the “land of the rising sun”? It is also the symbol of life. The works of Théodore Deck are present in the largest institutions, such as the Musée d'Orsay, the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The Marc Maison gallery presents a dish with a similar decoration, representing a Mallard between sky and water.

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