Decorator / Maker
Decorated by Léonard Gébleux
Manufactured by Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres (1753-present)
Height: 26 cm
French (Sèvres), 1917
‘MANUFACTURE DE L’ETAT SEVRES [surrounding] G’ and incised ‘LG’, interlaced (see right)
There is a taller vase in the Japanese taste by Gébleux, dated 1908, in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and two 1916 designs, for ‘un vase de Clermont’ and ‘un vase de Presle’ by Gébleux are in the collection Sèvres – Cité de la céramique (2013-D-5057 and 2013-D-5058). His Vase de l’Ardour is in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford (2006.23.1).
For more on Gébleux’s work for Sèvres during the 1914-18 World War, see Linda Roth, ‘Sèvres at War’, The French Porcelain Society Journal, V (2015), pp. 328-43.