Urn, ca. 1750
This is a urn. It was manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory. It is dated ca. 1750 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is tin-glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Joseph Olérys (1697–1749) trained at the Clérissy Factory in Moustiers in the 1720s before moving to Alcora, Spain in 1727. There he worked at the manufactory of the Count of Aranda. In 1738, he returned to Moustiers, where he co-founded a company with his brother-in-law Jean-Baptiste Laugier, and introduced a new palette of glaze colors.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 48.5 × 32 × 27 cm (19 1/8 × 12 5/8 × 10 5/8 in.)
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Urn, ca. 1750; Manufactured by Olérys and Laugier's pottery factory ; tin-glazed earthenware; H x W x D: 48.5 × 32 × 27 cm (19 1/8 × 12 5/8 × 10 5/8 in.); Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw; 2017-20-3
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection.