Sevres 5th Biennial of Contemporary Ceramics

 

Since its conception, Sevres has supported and encouraged the pursuit of innovation and creativity in the ceramic arts. From the 13th to 29th of May in 2016  the 5th Biennial for Contemporary Ceramics is featuring over 37 artists..

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Sevres-Biennial

 

 

 

Thierry-Perraud Sevres 5th Biennial Contemporary ceramics

Thierry-Perraud

 

 

 

porcelaines-valerie-hermans Sevres 5th Biennial Contemporary ceramics

Valerie Hermans

 

 

 

Philippe-Buraud---Terres-sigillées---Sevres 5th Biennial Contemporary ceramics

Philippe Buraud—Terres sigillées

 

 

 

Michèle-Levy-Letessier ceramique vase

Michèle Levy Letessie

 

 

 

José-Mariscal crystalline glaze globular vessel

José Mariscal

 

 

 

La-porte-du-soleil_Philippe Buraud

Philippe Buraud

 

 

 

 

Marie-Mora abstract footed ceramic vessel

Marie Mora

 

 

 

 

Patrick-Buté crystalline glaze ovoid vase

Patrick Buté

 

 

Jean-Paul-Azaïs ceramic vessel

Jean Paul Azaïs

 

 

 

Maria-Koortenar slab built cylinder shaped vessel

Maria Koortenar

 

 

 

Japanese-pottery---Bizen-tokkuri-bottle-Shibuta-Toshiaki

Bizen tokkuri bottle-Shibuta Toshi

 

 

Galerie-Animaux-Lise-Zambelli a line of pemguins

Penguin conga  – Lise Zambelli

 

 

Gaëlle-Jamet - abstract ceramic rectangular sculpture

Gaëlle Jamet

 

 

Marie Laure Griffe - dossier_de_presse_art-ceram 2016

Marie Laure Griffe

 

 

 

Delphine-Dardare-céramique---cup-vessel

Delphine Dardare

 

 

Delphine-Dardare-céramique-contemporary-bowl

Delphine Dardare

 

 

 

Corinne-Joachim abstract contemporary sculpture

Corinne Joachim

 

 

Bizen-Kaki - contemporary ribbed vessel - Shibuta Toshiaki

Shibuta Toshiaki

 

 

Andoche-Praudel abstract porcelain sculpture

Andoche Praudel

 

 

 

Christine-Ladeveze--french ceramique sculpture

Christine Ladeveze

 

 

Sevres – City of Ceramics 

 

In 1738, the Manufacture de Vincennes was founded with the support of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour, to offer competition with the manufactories at Chantilly and Meissen. In 1756, through the influence and patronage of Madame de Pompadour, it moved to Serves where it became the “Royal Porcelain Manufactory.” The factory was under the control of the royal administration and focused on manufacturing luxury porcelain mainly for the royal family, the court, and the aristocracy. Madame de Pompadour encouraged artists of the time, including Francois Boucher and the French Neoclassical sculptor Augustin Pajou to become involved with the artistic direction of the business. In 1755 she commissioned the sculptor Maurice Falconet to do a portrait of her. (see below)

 

madame-de-Pompadour-by-goddess-Friendship-~-1755,-according-to-Etienne-Maurice-Falconet.-Biscuit-bone-china

Madame de Pompadour – Etienne Maurice Falconet – 1755

 

Due to the upheavals of the French Revolution, its financial situation at the beginning of the nineteenth century was dire. As it had lost its status as a royal enterprise, it had also lost most of its clientele, and its funding reflected the perilous state of the French economy. Fortunately it gradually recovered ubder the guidance of Alexandre Brogniart and went on to become a National venture. Towards the end of the nineteenth century historicism lost its grip at Sèvres, and forms inspired by nature and often characterized by asymmetrical styles entered the creative narrative through the upheavals of Art Nouveau.
The Serves Manufactroy produced some of the most exquisitely designed and decorated porcelain ever made including dinner services, ornamental figurines and extravagantly decorated vases embellished with ornate relief designs. A long list of influential ceramicists worked with Serves over the decades to continue its reputation for excellence and ensure its longevity. Louis-Simon Boizot was director between 1774 and 1800; Alexandre Brogniart director between 1800 to 1847; Henri Victor Regnault director beginning in 1854 and Théodore Deck was the director of the manufactory from 1887. Jean Mayodon, Ettore Sottsass, Ernest Chaplet, Clement Massier, Viola Frey, Émile Decoeur and Henri Rapin are also some of the reputable ceramics that have been involved with Serves.
In 2012 it shifted from being a National enterprise to becoming a public organisation, its mission remaining in accordance with its origins of 1740, to produce ceramic works of art using artisanal techniques, including both reproductions of old models and contemporary creations. In addition it produces goods for state needs and commercial sale and being charged with promoting technological and artistic research in ceramics incorporating a wide embrace of diverse decorative styles. Below is a collection exemplifying the breadth and depth of Sevres innovation over many decades.

 

 

 

19th-C-Sevres-candle-holders in turquoise blue with twin figures

Sevres candle holders

 

 

Comedia-dell'Arte-in-the-black-tones-of-subtle-pink-background-SÈVRES-d'après-JEAN-DEBARRE-30cm

Comedia dell’Arte – Jean Debarre

 

 

 

Danseuse-à-l'écharpe-(V&A-Museum)-1898-Agathon-Leonard-Sevres

Danseuse à l’écharpe – Agathon Leonard, Sevres

(V&A Museum) 1898

 

 

 

JORDI-GUARDIOLA-for-MANUFACTURE-NATIONAL-SÈVRES

Jordi Guardiola

 

 

 

Manufacture-nationale-de-Sèvres,-R. Sivault et René Crevel

R.Sivault and René Crevel

Height  50cm – 1934

 

 

 

Andre-Plantard-for-Sevres Earthenware-faience-vase-with-glossy-glaze-in-shades-of-blue-and-white,-1931

Geometric decorated earthenware vase  —  Andre Plantard for Sevres

 

 

 

Egg-and-Snake-Teapot,-French,-Sèvres-Factory,-(1833)

Snake and Egg teapot – Sevres

1833

 

 

 

Jean-Mayodon-charger with man wrestling a python

Jean Mayodon

 

 

 

 

Sevres-Art-Deco-baluster vase with white nude women on a blue and gold background

Art Deco vase – Sevres

 

 

 

MANUFACTURE-NATIONALE-DE-SEVRES-and-MAYODON-JEAN-(1893-1967)vase-baluster-side-handles-polychrome-glazed-porcelain-decorated-with-a-round-of-dancers-nuanced-beige-background-accented-with-gold

Jean Mayodon

 

 

 

MANUFACTURE-NATIONALE-DE-SEVRES-Décor-de-MARCEL-PRUNIER

Marcel Prunier figurine for Sevres

 

 

 

MANUFACTURE-NATIONALE-DE-SEVRES-décor-de-PIERRE-LARDIN---1924

Pierre Lardin for Manufacture Nationale de Sevres

1924

 

 

 

MANUFACTURE-NATIONALE-DE-SEVRES-et-ANDRE-PLANTARD

Andre Plantard vase for Sevres

 

 

 

cylindrical-vase-with-high-collar-mounted-glazed-porcelain-lamp-depicting-a-boat-scene-in-full-color by Cheriane

Cylindrical vase island scene – Cheriane

 

 

 

MANUFACTURE-NATIONALE-DE-SÈVRES-d'après-Paul-CHARLEMAGNE

Paul Charmagne Jazz Age? porcelain vase – Sevres

Height 43 cm

 

 

19th-century-art-nouveau-vase by Sevres

Ornate covered Art Nouveau urn – Sevres

19th Century

 

 

 

MANUFACTURE-NATIONALE-DE-SEVRES-décor-de-JOSEP-JORDI-GUARDIOLA-Vase-1938

Joseph Jordi Guardiola vase – Sevres

 

 

MANUFACTURE-NATIONAL-SÈVRES-decor-Marcel-PRUNIER-Important-vase-glazed-porcelain-decorated-in-polychrome-aquatic-motifs

Aquatic theme vase – Marcel Prunier for Sevres

 

 

MANUFACTURE-OF-NATIONAL-SÈVRES,-D'After-ORLANDINI-1953

Orlandi vase – Sevres

1953

 

 

Mintons-'sevres'-lidded vases - turquoise with golden handles

Pair of Minton ‘Sevres’ vases

 

 

MP-Sevres-Bisque-Ware-and-Porcelain-Figural-Comport-Stands-19th-CenturyStephensAntiques

MP Sevres Bisque Ware and Porcelain Figural Comport Stands

19th Century

StephensAntiques

 

 

Manufacture-Nationale-de-Sèvres-et-Paul-CHARLEMAGNE

Satyr and Pan vase – Paul Charmagne

 

 

 

sotheby-s--pair-of-gilt-bronze-mounted-Sèvres-soft-paste-porcelain-`Vases-Medici',

`Vases Medici’ – pair of gilt bronze mounted Sèvres soft paste porcelain vases

Southbys

 

 

 

Rare-and-Important-Art-Deco-Vase-with-Gold-Leaf-Design-depicting-phoenix-by-the-French-Ceramicist-Pinon-Heuze-produced-by-Sevres.-Signed-Pinon-Heuze

Pinon Heuze design Art Deco gold leaf lidded vase

 

 

SÈVRES-and-ANDRÉE---MARCELLE---GENEVIÈVE-KIEFER-Laces-Vase

Andre Marcel and Genevieve Kiefer laces vase

 

 

Sevres-and-Ruhlmann-Rare-Bronze-and-Porcelain-Vase,-circa-1931 GALERIE-PLAISANCE

Jacques Émile Ruhlmann designed porcelain Art Deco vase, Sevres

circa 1931

Galerie Plaisance

 

 

SEVRES-decor-ANDRÉ-PLANTARD-Vase-height-41cm

Andre Plantard porcelain vase

 

 

 

SÈVRES-décor-de-PIERRE-AUGUSTE-GAUCHER-1966----37cm

Mid Century Pierre Auguste Gaucher/Sevres vase

Height 37cm – 1966

 

 

 

SEVRES-décor-de-PIERRE---AUGUSTE-GAUCHER-Vase-Mayodon-31--1960

‘Mayodon 31’ – by Pierre Auguste Gaucher

1960

 

 

Sèvres-Faience-Bud Vase

Sèvres-Faience-Bud Vase

 

 

SÈVRES-NATIONAL-MANUFACTURE-decor-ADRIEN-LEDUC-glazed-ceramic-vase-depicting-a-stylized-garden

Stylized garden motif vase – Adrien Leduc

Height 50cm

 

 

Sèvres-porcelain,-Art-Deco-figural-night-light,-circa-1930,-woman-wearing-an-ermine-trimmed-coat.-Signed-and-stamped-Sèvres.-H--10-2.3-in

Sèvres porcelain, Art Deco figural night light woman wearing an ermine trimmed coat

H -10 2.3 inches – circa 1930

 

 

 

Sevres-Porcelain-Art-Deco-Vase globular vessel

Globular Art Deco vase – Sevres

 

 

 

Peacock-motif-vase-with elephant-handles - Sevres-museum

Baluster vase with peacock motif – Sevres Museum

 

 

 

biscuit-finish-pitcher-Sevres

Elegant pitcher -Sevres

 

 

 

Vase-Aubert'-Black-nuanced-green-glazed-ceramic-vessels-decorated

Green Aubert vase with sailing ship motifs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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