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Georges Clairin - Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt
Armand Point - Peacock Casket
Camille Alaphilippe - Woman with Monkey
Aristide  Maillol - Seated female nude with her left hand on her head. Study for The Mediterranean
Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse - The Struggle for Life vase
Léon  Lhermitte - Les Halles
Fernand Pelez - The Death of Emperor Commodus
Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Ambroise Vollard in a Red Scarf
Jean Carriès - My Portrait
Emile Gallé - Two-handled vase
Georges-Henri Lemaire - Silence or Immortality
Charles-Alexandre Giron - Woman wearing gloves, also known as The Parisienne
Paul Sérusier - Tricoteuse au bas rose
Pierre-Auguste  Renoir - Portrait of Madame de Bonnières
Berthe Morisot - Jeune fille en décolleté - La fleur aux cheveux
Pierre Bonnard - Conversation à Arcachon
Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat - Dish : The judgment of Paris
Joseph-Marius Avy  - Bal blanc
Marie Constantine Bashkirtseff - Parisienne, Portrait of Irma
Maurice Denis - Female bathers at Perros-Guirec
Fernand Pelez - La Vachalcade
Alfred Sisley - The Church at Moret (Evening)
Théophile Alexandre Steinlen - Ball on the 14th of July
Edmond  Aman-Jean - Miss Ella Carmichaël
Raoul Larche - Buste d'enfant (portrait présumé de Marcel Lerolle)
Sarah Bernhardt - Dagger : algues
 Baccarat Factory - Vase à décor de cactus
Emile Gallé - Commode, Le Sang d'Arménie
 Bracquemond (Félix), Rousseau (Eugène), Creil and Montereau factory - Round dish. Rousseau dinner service
Félix  Vallotton - Femme au bouquet
Emmanuel Frémiet - Le pélican gastronome
George Desvallières - Portrait de Mademoiselle Yvonne Robiquet
Léonard Agathon - Deux esquisses pour le Jeu de l'Echarpe

The Struggle for Life vase

Paris, 1848 - Paris, 1913
42 x 42 cm

With the inclusion of the Titans Jardinière and the Children’s Dance vase, the Petit Palais now owns three vases from the Choisy-le-Roi factory, whose brilliant virtuoso pieces are so poorly represented in French collections.

Around the base, rapturous putti and chubby-cheeked mocking babies emerge from ragged-edged thistle leaves and head upwards towards the neck of the vase in a swirling movement. The consummate mastery of the difficult technique of paste on paste allows the ceramicist to vary the effects created by relief and surfaces. His knowledge of colour enables him to combine and blend the most unusual tones – pale pinks and anaemic greens.

The Choisy-le-Roi factory played important role in 19th century decorative ceramics. It drew on the skills of talented artists such as Chaplet, Dammouse, Albert-Ernest and Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse and received many awards at Universal Exhibitions.
Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse trained both as a sculptor and painter under his father and Cabanel. He displayed an early interest in the “industrial arts”, taking lessons with Deck and submitting a jardinière design for the Sèvres competition in1882. In 1890, he was appointed director of decorative work at the Choisy-le-Roi earthenware factory.

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Inventory number : ODUT01945
Acquisition details : Purchase, 2009
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