Ernest Bussière - Design New York Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | Phillips

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    • Provenance

      Alain Cical, Paris, 1992
      Private collection, New York, acquired from the above, 2010
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Literature

      Armand Guérinet, ed., Exposition Lorraine: L'École de Nancy, Paris, 1903, pl. 25-26
      Claire Aptel, et al., Nancy 1900: Rayonnement de l'Art Nouveau, Thionville, 1989, n. 217

    • Catalogue Essay

      Ernest Bussière worked primarily as a sculptor, only producing ceramics from around 1896 to 1909, and the present vase’s form reveals his sculptural inclination. Bussière displayed the present model vase at the École de Nancy’s 1903 Exposition Lorraine. This school of artists championed the art nouveau style and the present vase embodies several tenets of their aesthetic. The vase’s vegetal form beautifully reveals the plasticity of the medium, making the iridescent and organic form seem to grow before your eyes.

Arts du Feu: Works from the Collection of Jason Jacques


"Chardon" vase

circa 1903
Glazed earthenware, purple and green microcrystalline glazes.
11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm) high
Executed by Keller et Guérin, Lunéville, France. Underside painted in glaze KG/Lunéville/Bussière.

Full Cataloguing

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $6,930

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New York Auction 9 December 2020