Art Deco vase
Designed and decorated by René Buthaud (1886-1986)
Stoneware with crackled glaze, painted in enamels and lustre
Museum no. C.292-1987
The Art Deco movement of the 1920s and 1930s used boldly geometric and modernist designs. But it also absorbed influences from across the world. René Buthaud was particularly fascinated by African art, which is reflected in the vase's patterning.