Detail View: The AMICA Library: Vase

AMICA ID: 
MMA_.1989.230
AMICA Library Year: 
2000
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Creator Name: 
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
Creator Role: 
Factory
Creator Name-CRT: 
Manufactured by Sèvres
Creator Name: 
Kann, Léon
Creator Role: 
Designer
Creator Dates/Places: 
active 1896-ca. 1915; active at Sèvres 1896-98 and 1900-08
Creator Name-CRT: 
Designed by Léon Kann
Title: 
Vase
Title Type: 
Object name
View: 
Detail
Creation Date: 
20th century (1900)
Creation Start Date: 
1900
Creation End Date: 
1900
Materials and Techniques: 
Hard-paste porcelain
Classification Term: 
Ceramics-Porcelain
Dimensions: 
H. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
AMICA Contributor: 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 
1989.230
Credit Line: 
Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, 1989
Rights: 
Context: 

At the end of the nineteenth century French potters were strongly influenced by the naturalistic forms and variegated glazes of Asian ceramics. In 1900 at Sèvres, Léon Kann designed a number of gourd-shaped vases. The mellifluous lines and subtly graded coloring of this example merge an Asian aesthetic with the last flowering of the Art Nouveau style. A gentle spiral movement is sustained by the curve of the flowering vine and the artful placement of the snails.

Related Image Identifier Link: 
MMA_.es1989.230.AV2.tif