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Drawing, Design for a Jardinière, 1875–85

This is a Drawing. It was possibly by Amédée de Caranza and manufactured by Vieillard & Cie.. It is dated 1875–85 and we acquired it in 2010. Its medium is brush and watercolor, gouache, graphite on white wove paper, lined. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

The late 19th century saw an outpouring of new interest in an ancient media: ceramics. Imported Asian porcelains were widely admired, and many manufacturers competed by creating designs that borrowed Japanese motifs. This design for a jardinière made by Vieillard & Cie. combines an iconic blue and white diaper-patterned ground with naturalistic plum blossoms. The imitative tortoiseshell mount and gourd-shaped feet also echo motifs popular in Japanese porcelain.

This object was donated by Paul F. Walter. It is credited Gift of Paul F. Walter.

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Its dimensions are

67.5 x 52.5 cm (26 9/16 x 20 11/16 in.), irregular

It is inscribed

In graphite, upper left corner: V; right edge center, 626; lower right: Jardinière; bottom left: no. 9

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Jardinière, 1875–85; Possibly by Amédée de Caranza (active Longwy and Bordeaux, ca. 1867 – 1885); France; brush and watercolor, gouache, graphite on white wove paper, lined; 67.5 x 52.5 cm (26 9/16 x 20 11/16 in.), irregular; Gift of Paul F. Walter; 2010-33-1

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