Beautiful silver sandstone vase on the theme of waves illustrated by swirling waves, twirling around the belly of the vase and populated by two equally tortuous and sinuous fish, which by their shape, evoke both dolphins in the classical treatment already used in the 16th century, or chimeric fishes extirpating from the water.
The dynamic aspect, spinning in an ascending spiral, is very much in keeping with the taste of Art Nouveau and makes it possible to date this work from the beginning of the 20th century, so much so that it recalls the contemporary creations nourished by naturalism from Hector Guimard to Émile Gallé.
A painter originally from Puisaye, Théo Perrot settled in Arquian, in the Nièvre. His meeting then his friendship with Jean Carriès will offer him a new means of artistic expression. Educated by the sculptor's practitioners, he seems to have used the installations in the company of Georges Hoentschel after 1895. Despite this early involvement, it was not until 1907 and an exhibition in Cosne-sur-Loire that he was awarded the title of master potter.
Perrot's production was quite astonishing: on pitchers, vases and coloquintes, fearsome reptiles rolled around. Tempted by the decorative excesses of Art Nouveau, his latest creations are inspired by them. For these zoomorphic or vegetal works, he uses the technique of modelling and moulding.
Théo Perrot has actively contributed to the history of Art Nouveau stoneware, mixing in his work formal originality and technical quality.