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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1860-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Deck, Joseph-Théodore (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed earthenware painted with colours

  • Credit Line:

    Given by C. H. Campbell, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case I1, shelf 4

  • Public access description

    Joseph-Théodore Deck (1823-1891), born in Guebwiller, Alsace, was apprenticed to a traditional stove-making firm in Strasbourg, learning his trade there and then in other centres in Germany and Austria. He moved to Paris in about 1851 as overseer for the Dumas stove and tile firm and in 1855 opened his own studio and, later his own retail shop, with his brother Xavier. Deck specialised in researching glazes, colours and decorative designs inspired by the ceramics of the Middle and Far East. This vase is in his Chinese style. In 1887, only three years before his death, he became Director of the National Manufactory at Sèvres.

  • Physical description

    Vase of glazed earthenware painted with colours. Trumpet shaped. Painted on either side with irises, magnolias and swallows in oblong panels outlined in blue and reserved on a ground diapered with lotus and other flowers and foliage.

  • Marks and inscriptions

    impressed and coloured red

  • Dimensions

    Height: 21.3 cm, Diameter: 9.2 cm

  • Object history note

    Formerly in the collection of C.H.Campbell whose grandfather, Colin Minton Campbell, acquired this dish which he added to the reference collection of ceramics intended for the instruction of artists at the Minton ceramics factory.

  • Descriptive line

    Vase of glazed earthenware painted with colours, made by Joseph-Théodore Deck, Paris, 1860-1870.

  • Collection code

    Ceramics Collection