One of the most striking -- and rare -- vases ever produced by the Mougin ceramics firm in France, this vase ringed by four nude male figures clasping hands was sculpted by Gaston Goor. The artist was famous for illustrating a number of books by Roger Peyrefitte and others in France. Goor was deeply influenced by the paintings he found at the Louvre in his youth, and his work often depicts male figures with an implicit, or sometimes explicit, homoerotic theme. This piece is gorgeously glazed, in hues subtly moving from creamy-tones toward the top to rosier tones below, and was produced by Joseph and Pierre Mougin, who were closely associated with the Ecole de Nancy. They were known for ceramic pieces that are characterized by deep incised lines and gorgeous glazes.
- CreatorGaston Goor (Sculptor)
- Of the Period
- Place of origin
- Date of manufacturecirca 1930s
- Materials and techniques
- ConditionExcellent. One minor flaw to base, original to firing..
H 13 in. x Dm 5 in.
H 33.02 cm x Dm 12.7 cm
- Diameter5 in. (12.7 cm)
- Seller locationPhiladelphia, PA
- Reference numberLU865110395203
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