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Acquired in 1900 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Chaplet, Ernest
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bibliography
Greenhalgh, P.(ed): Art Nouveau 1890-1914; V&AM. 1999, pp 196-7, 204 Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs: Ernest Chaplet, catalogue, 1976 d'Albis, J.: 'Chaplet Master Potter', in Connoisseur, ?June, 1976, pp129-136 Roger-Marx: 'Souvenirs sur Ernest Chaplet'; Art et Decoration, xxvii, Jan-June, 1910, pp.89-98
collection_code
CER
credit
date_end
1895-12-31
date_start
1895-01-01
date_text
1895 (made)
descriptive_line
Porcelain vase with red 'flambé' glaze, by Ernest Chaplet, France (Choisy-le-Roi), 1895
dimensions
Height: 8.3 cm, Diameter: 4.2 cm
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event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
World Ceramics, room 145
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historical_significance
history_note
Historical significance: Ernest Chaplet (1835-1909), born at Sèvres, began work at the State factory at the age of 12. He became a highly skilled ceramicist working in potteries at Choisy-le-Roi and Bourg-la-Reine and then for the Limoges manufacturers, the Haviland brothers at a new workshop in Auteuil. In 1881 Haviland provided him with a studio at rue Blomet, Vaugirard, Paris. There he developed high temperature glazes on porcelain, and on stoneware. In 1886 he bought the workshop and concentrated on these glazes, as an independent potter, keeping his glazes recipes and firing temperatures a closely-guarded secret. He was regarded by his contemporaries as the consummate ceramicist. Chaplet sold the workshop to August Delaherche in 1887 and moved back to Choisy-le-Roi where he specialised in porcelain.
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75578
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:28:01.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:28:01.000Z
latitude
48.762291
location
World Ceramics, room 145, case 15, shelf 3
longitude
2.40927
marks
materials
porcelain
materials_techniques
Porcelain, with flammée glaze
museum_number
1494-1900
museum_number_token
14941900
object_number
O99254
object_type
Vase
on_display
1
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original_price
physical_description
Porcelain, four-sided bottle shape, with a high temperature 'flammée' glaze in red.
place
Choisy-le-Roi
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2008BT0126
production_note
Choisy-le-Roi/Paris
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public_access_description
This vase is by the French ceramicist Ernest Chaplet (1835-1909). Chaplet trained at Sèvres in decoration, design and ceramic techniques and went on to work at Choisy-le-Roi, then for the Laurin pottery at Bourg-la-Reine and from 1875 for the Limoges company, Charles Haviland & cie, in a workshop at Auteuil. There he developed new techniques on stoneware and porcelain. In the early 1880s he moved to a new Haviland studio in Vaugirard, Paris, that was ceded to him in 1886. He worked there independently, moving out to his own studio at Choisy-le-Roi the following year. He became increasingly preoccupied with the relationship between material, form and colour, experimenting endlessly and concentrating especially on porcelain The distinctive colouring of this vase demonstrates Chaplet's interest in glaze effects and is inspired by Chinese ceramics. The high-temperature copper-red flammée glazes of 18th century Chinese porcelain became the subject of intensive research and experiment in the years around 1900, both by factories and individual makers. Their re-creation depended entirely on the potter's knowledge of chemistry as well as his skill at firing these dramatic and unpredictable glazes. The technique produced a range of colours from a deep bright red through a spectrum of violet, blue, green, purple and combinations of all of these. Chaplet kept his own recipes a closely guarded secret. Towards the end of his life, when blindness brought his career as a potter to its end, Chaplet destroyed all his notebooks.
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3
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VA
slug
vase-chaplet-ernest
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2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
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title
updated
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year_end
1895
year_start
1895