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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 82

    ANDRÉ METTHEY (1871-1920)

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    Price Realised  

    ANDRÉ METTHEY (1871-1920)
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    ceramic, hand-painted beneath a translucent crackle glaze with gold banding, impressed potters seal, paper inventory labels
    8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diameter


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    Pre-Lot Text

    André Metthey is best known as a French ceramist, although he was initially a painter, sculptor and interior designer. He opened a ceramic studio in 1901 in Asnières producing work inspired by Japanese, Korean and Persian pots. He seems to have been introduced to the artists Matisse, Bonnard, Derain, Vuillard and Redon, who all decorated works for him, by his friends the art dealer Ambroise Vollard and Théodore Duret, the critic and art historian. He repeatedly fired his works in order to achieve a richness of colour in the glazes and also a craquelure effect.