International Decorative Art

Art Deco Jar

Art Deco Jar

Design Date c. 1930s

Designer Andrée Fauré (1904-1985, French)

Manufacturer Atelier Fauré (c.1918-1985), Limoges, France

Media enamel on copper

Dimensions 10 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches

Andrée Fauré worked with her father, Camille Fauré, in his enamel workshop in Limoges, a town in western France known for its enamels. She became the lead designer of the enamel workshop at the age of 24. The three-dimensional geometric patterns in vibrant, subtly variegated colors set Fauré enamelwork apart from others. To create jars such as this one, watercolor or colored pencil drawings of the shape outlines were pre-sketched onto copper vessels, then layered with enamels in tonal shades. These vases would take anywhere from two weeks to two months to complete with up to 24 layers applied and fired.

ON VIEW in Art Deco Gallery 6

Markings signed in gold, "C. FAURÉ / LIMOGES, FRANCE", lower side

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2010.0784