Blood Red Hu Vase - Art by Ernest Chaplet
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Ernest Chaplet
Blood Red Hu Vase

ca 1887

About

Coming from an artist who guarded his notebooks like trade secrets and purportedly destroyed them before his death in 1907, owning a vase from Chaplet’s experimental period is like possessing a page from one of those coveted, top secret notebooks. Aiming to discover the secret to replicating Chinese high-fired red copper oxide glazes, Chaplet’s experiments began in 1884. He developed a spectrum of red flambe glazes ranging in tone from the somber to bright. Using a traditional Chinese Hu wine vessel as his form, Chaplet reveals the full spectrum of his discoveries in the color-saturated tones of dusky poumon-de-cheval red, and the flat foie-de-mulet red with a feathery hint of what he would come to be feted for, the vibrant sang-de-boeuf. ERNEST CHAPLET (1835-1907) Not only was Chaplet France’s premier studio ceramist, the example he set of personally creating a ceramic object from the conceptual phase through modeling, firing and glazing - constantly reaching for new and innovative modes of expression and technique - elevated the notion of a ceramist from artisan to Artist. While Director of Production for Haviland & Co., Chaplet expanded their focus from porcelain into stoneware production and developed the barbotine method of painting earthenware with liquid clay as well as conducted extensive research in glaze techniques. He was awarded a gold medal in 1889 at Paris’ l’Exposition Universelle for his revolutionary sang de boeuf glaze. That same year, Chaplet opened his own atelier in Choisy-le-Roi where he continued to produce avant-garde stoneware and support younger talent.

Details

  • Artist
    Ernest Chaplet (1835 - 1907, French)
  • Creation Year
    ca 1887
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Chaplet rosary stamp at the bottom.
  • Dimensions
    H 11.5 in. x W 7.5 in.H 29.21 cm x W 19.05 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    LU46731343103
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