Produced between 1876 and 1882, this stunning Haviland & Co vase is deserving of all antique Art Pottery collections. The vase was decorated and signed by one of Auteuil's top artists', Jules Habert-Dys.
The vase is shape 38 as seen on page 14 of the book "Haviland & Co Pottery" published by Haviland Collectors International Foundation,the revised edition of 2007. The condition and artistic quality is outstanding.The glaze is even and without streaks or skips. Bright colors in both the flowers and the dark green body show why Jules Habert-Dys was at the top of his class among his contemporaries at Auteuil.
The Auteuil Art Studio Director,Felix Bracquemond,employed only top artists in the studio. It has been suggested through readings and study that Jules Habert-Dys decorated ONLY pieces PERSONALLY made by Bracquemond himself. Who had the bigger ego to serve? Was it Designer and Director Bracquemond or artist Jules Habert-Dys?
The terra cotta objects produced under Bracquemond's direction reflected a forward thinking approach to shape, design and subject matter. Haviland was determined to achieve something so different that it would shake-up the overly traditional ceramic makers of the day.
The "new" decorating style was a major departure from the traditional decor seen in Europe during this period. Exotic Japanese floral's and landscapes were now offered to the market, and the risk Haviland took began to pay off.
The American market embraced the "new" concept of Haviland with great enthusiasm. The door had now been opened for progressive design and pottery decor.
The period known as "Art Nouveau" ( New Art ) was born.
Marks and Condition
H & Co over L with the number "38" below indicating the shape number. Both marks are impressed.
There are no cracks or chips in this lovely vase. Excellent to flawless overall, meeting the high expectations of a serious collector.
8 3/4" H x 6" D
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