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Portrait Plaque

This is a Plaque. It was designed by Jacques Sicard. We acquired it in 1984. Its medium is molded, glazed, and lustered earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The popularity of Tiffany’s iridescent glass and ceramics prompted potter Samuel Weller to hire Jacques Sicard, a pupil of the French ceramicist Clément Massier, to develop iridescent wares for his Ohio-based firm in 1902. Sicard and his assistant Henri Gellie, also from France, worked in secrecy to develop their glaze formula for the successful ceramics line called Sicardo.

  • Vase (USA)
  • molded, glazed, and lustered earthenware.
  • 1984-84-27
  • Vase (USA)
  • molded, glazed, and lustered earthenware.
  • 1984-84-26

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Portrait Plaque; Designed by Jacques Sicard (French, 1865–1923); USA; molded, glazed, and lustered earthenware; 1984-84-28

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