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Sevres Swan Vase from 1900 Paris World's Fair

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The scale and quality of the vase made it a highlight of the 1900 Paris World's Fair for Sevres

Key Features

  • This exquisite vase was made and exhibited by Sevres at the 1900 Paris World Fair
  • To find an example of Sevres porcelain of such a monumental size is incredibly rare
  • This piece is an outstanding example of the definitive shift in style at the turn of the century
  • This vase illustrates the impact of the Art Nouveau and Japonisme movements upon the European arts
  • Signed and dated 1899
  • 45" high

Item Details

  • Height:
    45 Inches
  • Period:
    20th Century
  • Origin:
This extraordinary Sèvres vase was made for and exhibited at the 1900 Paris World's Fair. Large objets d'art by this renowned maker are exceptionally rare. Revolutionary in design, this palatial tour-de-force defined a major shift in decorative art at the turn of the 20th century.

The size, scale and quality of the vase suggest that it was designed and produced specifically to highlight the influences of both Art Nouveau and Japonisme on the European decorative arts. A flawless masterpiece of Sevres artistry, the vase exemplifies the muted palette, flattened perspective and stylized organic forms that defined the mode du moment as Europe entered the 20th century. On this epic vase, the forest shadow seems to virtually melt into an azure lake with a palette ranging from slate to cobalt. Majestic Swans, one of the reigning decorative motifs of the Art Nouveau, extend their long sinuous necks ornamenting this palatial vase with an exaggerated sensuousness. The vase is an outstanding example of the definitive shift in style at the turn of the century and is featured in Alastair Duncan's book on Paris Salons of the period.

Signed and dated 1899

45" high

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