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    Sale 5941

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    25 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 57

    BURGUN SCHVERER & CIE

    'MYTHOLOGICALS', THREE-HANDLED VASE, CIRCA 1896

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    BURGUN SCHVERER & CIE
    'MYTHOLOGICALS', THREE-HANDLED VASE, CIRCA 1896
    designed by Désiré Christian after Walter Crane, glass, acid-etched panels hand-painted in enamels with figurative scene of 'The Seafaring of Ulysses' and other characters, heightened with gilding, with enamelled borders, gilded mark BS & Cie, Verrerie D'Art De Lorraine, Cross of Lorraine
    7 1/8in. (18.2cm.) high


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    Desire Christian introduced in the early 1890s a group of 'mythologicals' based on the illustrations by Walter Crane for the 1887 book, Echoes of Hellas by George C. Warr. Jules Traub has written that Christian literally copied using tracing paper onto glass Crane's illustrations. Warr's book translates select passages from Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey, as originally performed in a play written by Warr in 1883 entitled "The Tale of Troy."

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    Literature

    George C. Warr, The Echoes of Hellas, illustrated by Walter Crane, Part II The Odyssey, Vol 1 page 37 for 'The Seafaring of Ulysses'