New York, East
15 February 2000
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)
Pot in the shape of a gourd
numbered and stamped with foundry mark '11/15 C.VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the bottom edge)
bronze with brown patina
7¾ x 9¾ x 5¼ in. (19.7 x 24.8 x 13.3 cm.)
Original version conceived in Stoneware; this bronze version cast at a later date.
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C. Gray, Sculpture and Ceramics of Paul Gauguin, Baltimore, 1963, p. 169, no. 55 (Stoneware version illustrated).
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