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Clarissa Ault for Ault Pottery
English

Pair of vases

Ca. 1890

Glazed and hand-painted earthenware

12 3/4 in. H x 8 1/2 in. Dm at widest point (32.4 cm H x 21.6 cm Dm)

$6,000.00

This pair of Arts & Crafts pottery vases were hand-painted by Clarissa Ault, daughter of English ceramicist William Ault and encompass a variety of styles from the late 19th century. Ault’s choice of colors, yellow and green, was a popular palette among followers of the Aesthetic Movement, as they were believed to be colors which connected one to nature while at the same time were colors that had been taboo in Victorian society. Though this pair of vases predates Art Nouveau, the large chrysanthemum flowers seem to evoke the swirling, stylized natural forms which would become emblematic of that style.

This pair of Arts & Crafts pottery vases were hand-painted by Clarissa Ault, daughter of English ceramicist William Ault and encompass a variety of styles from the late 19th century. Ault’s choice of colors, yellow and green, was a popular palette among followers of the Aesthetic Movement, as they were believed to be colors which connected one to nature while at the same time were colors that had been taboo in Victorian society. Though this pair of vases predates Art Nouveau, the large chrysanthemum flowers seem to evoke the swirling, stylized natural forms which would become emblematic of that style.

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Condition

Very good. On one vase: Glaze smudge to body measuring approximately 1.2 cm x 1.8 cm. Firing flaw measuring 0.5 cm x 0.2 cm. On the other vase: Glaze wear and associated overpainting on small portion of neck decoration.

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References

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995.413

Very good. On one vase: Glaze smudge to body measuring approximately 1.2 cm x 1.8 cm. Firing flaw measuring 0.5 cm x 0.2 cm. On the other vase: Glaze wear and associated overpainting on small portion of neck decoration.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995.413

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An essay for this object is forthcoming. Sign up for our email list to be the first to know when this essay is published!

This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $250.

All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

For more information on our shipping policies, please visit our FAQ Page.

All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

For more information on our return policies, please visit our FAQ page.

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