Ewer and basin - ROM2013_13706_6


Ewer and basin

Maker: Made by Villeroy & Boch
Medium:Earthenware with polychrome transfer-printed decoration
Geography: Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Date: c. 1903–1920
40 x 32 cm
Object number: 986.220.1.1
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Martin Codd
On view
Gallery Location:Samuel European Galleries
DescriptionBy about 1905, the curvilinear, attenuated, shapes and whiplash motifs seen on domestic ceramics, glass and silver from the 1890s has given way to the more simplified, geometric shapes, often with angular handles, on the vessels and household objects of a decade later. Floral decoration has become either stylized or geometricised and is often repetitive and organized within a linear grid-like system that is subservient to and reinforces the simplified shape of the item.
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