Tall Vase

Auguste Delaherche (1857-1940)

Sevres Manufactory

c. 1893-94


One of five produced

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection. Purchase 2011 Acquisitions and other funds (2013.485)

The exhibition label points out that “Delaherche elongated the shape of a traditional vase and added subtle yellow and purple streaks to the saturated red glaze based on Chinese oxblood (sange de boeuf). Such artistic nuances madehim a favorite of critics and conoisseurs. . . . This vase is one of only twelve examples of this model. recorded in Delaherche's sketchbook on May 3, 1893.”

Courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York