Offered by Galerie Origines
Art Deco - Art Nouveau - Ceramics and Slip
Exceptional and very rare fountain and its basin in enamelled sandstone shaded beige and red "oxblood". The only known example. The body of the fountain presents a shell in the water from which comes out a fish making tap. It is surmounted by a naiad and a putto forming a lid and the basin forming a stoup, including shell and crab Signed "F. Faivre".
Collection, from 1901 to 1928, of Senator Paulin Daudé, remained in the collection for over 100 years
"Art et Décoration February 1897 n°2", model reproduced page 30.
Written in the text: in 1897 "How do you like this fountain that he modeled? Isn't it very French? very eighteenth century especially in its composition and in the happy grouping of its figures. But all that, good friend, is nothing compared to the brilliant colors that the caprice of fire has sown in spots of purple or ruby, in tears of turquoise, in flows of sapphire on its sides. Congratulate the artist and let's move on."
And also: in The Paris Salons volume IV ceramics and glass 1998 page 100
Connaissance des arts, April 2023, p.101