Dramatic and impressive group designed by Joseph Chéret, base inscribe TH. DECK
Bibliography: "Théodore Deck ou l’éclat des émaux 1823-1891" page 117, fig. 139
Gustave Joseph Chéret (1838-1894) was the son-in-law and pupil of the renowned sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887). Following in his footsteps as the director of the Sèvres factory, Chéret exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1863-1894 and at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts from 1891 until his death. His works were posthumously exhibited at the École des Beaux-Arts
Joseph-Théodore Deck (2 January 1823 – 15 May 1891) was a 19th-century French potter. Born in Guebwiller, Haut-Rhin, he began learning the trade in his early 20s, moving to Paris at age 24. In 1856 he established his own faience workshop, Joseph-Théodore Deck Ceramique Française, and began to experiment Islamic style of ceramic making, and in particular the Iznik style. In the 1880s he also worked in the Chinese tradition, also collaborating with Raphaël Collin, and other artists of the time. He died in Paris.
In 1887 he published a treatise under the title La Faïence, which is available in facsimile online.
WIDTH: 15 in | HEIGHT: 19 in
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CONDITION: Théodore Deck (1823-1891)