19th century, French, Persian influence, elephant earthen ware / faïence jardinière / ‘cache-pot’ by Théodore Deck for Jules Viellard & Cie Théodore Deck
A rare and important, 19th century, ovoid, Persian influence, finely enamelled elephant head handles jardinière / ‘cache-pot’ with geometric, lambrequin and floral decoration by Théodore Deck for Jules Viellard & Cie of Bordeaux. French, circa 1880.
A variant of this jardinière model is illustrated in Jacqueline du Pasquier 2015 book "Vieillard & Cie, Histoire de la faïencerie fine de Bordeaux", plate 51, page 77.
Persian and Japanese art became popular, in France and Europe following such events as the Universal Exhibitions of 1867 and 1878, both in Paris.
This is a SOLD item and has been left in the Public Domain for research purposes.
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