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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Paris, acquired 1903
    Moonstone Gallery, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2005

  • Literature

    E. Bernard, ed., L'Art Décoratif au Salon de 1903, Paris, 1903, p. 23
    Taxile Doat, Grand Feu Ceramics: A Practical Treatise on the Making of Fine Porcelain and Grès, Syracuse, 1905, p. 120
    Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Volume IV: Ceramics & Glass, Suffolk, 1998, p. 182
    Jason Jacques, Exotica, Lenox, 2010, illustrated p. 41

  • Catalogue Essay

    Whereas many of his contemporaries benefited from a division of labor, Taxile Doat preferred to experiment with every stage of the production process—from modeling to firing. He advocated for the use of grand feu ceramics as well as the pâte-sur-pâte technique, which involves creating relief designs by applying multiple layers of slip onto an unfired body. The present lots demonstrate his expert control over these complex techniques, seen here in the decorative motifs for which Doat is known.

Arts du Feu: Works from the Collection of Jason Jacques

106

“La Musique et la Danse” bottle and stopper

1903
Glazed porcelain with pâte-sur-pâte decoration.
14 in. (35.6 cm) high
Underside signed in glaze 33/1903/T DOAT/SÈVRES.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $17,640

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Design

New York Auction 9 December 2020