• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 367

    A SEVRES PATE D'APPLICATION CELADON-GROUND VASE (VASE BULLANT)

    DATED 1895-98, BLACK LOZENGE AND DECORE MARKS, SIGNED T.(AXILE) DOAT, AFTER THE MODEL BY A.E. CARRIER-BELLESE

    Price Realised  

    A SEVRES PATE D'APPLICATION CELADON-GROUND VASE (VASE BULLANT)
    DATED 1895-98, BLACK LOZENGE AND DECORE MARKS, SIGNED T.(AXILE) DOAT, AFTER THE MODEL BY A.E. CARRIER-BELLESE
    The waisted neck painted with a band of oval medallions among flowering vine, the cylindrical body carved with a continuous processional of putti reveling before and bringing offerings to a classically draped maiden, one leading a stag, all among numerous altars and statuary, between stylized triangle and flower-head bands, on a conforming socle
    19¾ in. (50.2 cm.) high


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    The vase's description as being 'carved' underscores the difference in pâte-sur-pâte technique as developed by Louis Marc Solon and practiced since the third quarter at Minton and that developed by Doat and practiced at Sèvres in the fourth quarter of the 19th century-- the difference between layering white slip on a colored ground and molding, building up with paste, and carving away the surface then coloring it. Known as pâte d'application, it is a melding of techniques used by both Doat and Auguste Rodin during their tenure at the Sèvres factory. For another vase designed by Carrier-Belleuse and 'carved' by Doat, see Christie's, 20 April 2005, lot 302. Also see de Villechenon, Sèvres, London, 1997, p. 101, no. 100 for an example by Rodin in the same spirit.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION (LOT 367)