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Making Pottery Art - The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880–1910)

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© Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Making Pottery Art - The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880–1910)

1000 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10028-0918
February 4th, 2014 - March 15th, 2015
Opening: February 4th, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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upper east side
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OPEN HOURS:  
Sun-Thu 10-5:30; Fri-Sat 10-9
TAGS:  
ceramics

DESCRIPTION

Technically experimental and aesthetically ambitious, the vases made by French potters in the years around 1900 pushed the boundaries of the ceramic medium. The recently acquired Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of European Art Pottery includes pieces by the master ceramists Ernest Chaplet, Auguste Delaherche, and Jean Carriès, works of imposing size, beautiful in shape, and dazzling in their glazes. These works will be shown with others that inspired them, ranging from Asian ceramics to German stoneware.