Vase with copper glaze
Made by Auguste Delaherche (1857-1940)
Stoneware, with a high-temperature flammée glaze
Museum no. 1613-1892
The glaze effects on this vase exploit the unpredictable results of high-temperature firing. Derived from 18th-century Chinese court porcelains, such glazes were difficult to reproduce and their recreation acquired an almost mythic status.
Auguste Delaherche's choice of utilitarian stoneware as a material for artistic expression represented a radical departure, and was inspired by regional French and Japanese pottery.