Rare and important vase with decorations in relief of branches, oak leaves and acorns, the set comprising two detached uprights extending from the base to the neck.
The upper part has leaf and acorn branches around the perimeter, and two larger acorns forming a grip on the shoulder.
The ensemble in more or less dark caramel tones, including brown spills.
Solid, structured, this cylindrical piece takes the theme of nature and the strength of the oak.
Signed on the circumference of the heel with the monogram.
In the book » L’école de Carriès « by Marc Ducret and Patricia Monjaret, les éditions de l’amateur, 1997. We find on page 111 in the text : » The fascination exercised by Jean Carriès having aroused many vocations, it is possible that to express a deep creative desire, Georges Hoentschel was initiated into the arts of the earth in the workshops of Montrivaux (workshop of Carriès). But running a dynamic business and creative thinking should have left little time to carry out side activities, especially pottery.
For these reasons, and in the current state of our research, it does not seem risky for us to suggest that over the period 1895-1910 the majority of Hoentschel stoneware was manufactured by the workers of Jean Carriès with the assistance of Émile Grittel.».
And also : A similar piece is in the Petit Palais Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris, attributed to Émile Grittel, which will confirm the work with Hoentschel.